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Doctor insights on: Crooked Bone Growth

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Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Regeneration?: Bone grafting mostly produce a regeneration effect, which meant eestablish a loss bone height (hard to achieve in horizontal defect) or bone width (easily achieved). Your jaw bone growth can only achieved with bmps (bone morphogenetic proteins) and patient should be at young age. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

Will a  nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

NO: Should not be a problem If it is undisplayed fracture with no over ridding and growth plates are not involved Speak to your doctor may have other concerns ...Read more

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Could calcium repair a bone's damaged growth plate?

Could calcium repair a bone's damaged growth plate?

No :-(: If a child's growth plate has been injured, the problem is that the growth plate, which is made of cartilage and not bone might "fuse" or stop growing. Calcium will not prevent injury incidence, or heal a growth plate following an injury. The treatment of growth plate injuries depends on the type of injury, how old the child is, and a number of other factors ---. ...Read more

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What supplements promote bone fusion growth?

What supplements promote bone fusion growth?

None known: I am not aware of any supplements that have been specifically shown to promote bone fusion growth. You do need, of course, protein and calcium and vit d for bony healing, but these can be obtained from a good diet as well as sunlight. More important is to avoid or control factors that inhibit bone healing, such as smoking, diabetes, and nsaids (i.e. Ibuprofen, aleve). ...Read more

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Can cissus quadrangularis stunt bone growth ?

Can cissus quadrangularis stunt bone growth ?

Doubt: Cissus Quadrangularis is a succulent vine from Africa and Asia used in traditional African and Ayurvedic medicine. Used to heal broken bones and injured ligaments and tendons. Some research suggests it has antioxidant, analgesic and anti inflammatory properties. More research needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can braces straighten the alveolar bone?

Can braces straighten the alveolar bone?

Braces: Unlikely. The teeth are moved through the alveolar bone. The teeth will straighten out and the bone remodels but straighten, not likely. ...Read more

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Extra bone growth in heels called?

Extra bone growth in heels called?

Heel spur: Also known as a Calaneal Exostosis, it is an outgrowth of bone on the heels, typically found either plantarly (on the bottom) or posteriorly (at the back) of the heel. It usually grows in response to stress on the bone by a tendon and subsequent inflammation; typically the plantar fascia (on the bottom) or the Achilles tendon (at the back) ...Read more

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What is bone resorption and bone formation defect if osteoporosis?

What is bone resorption and bone formation defect if osteoporosis?

One process is: Greater. In osteoporosis, bone resorption is more prevalent then bone formation. As a result, a negative bone balance occurs and bone loss will occur and over time osteopenia or osteoporosis will occur. Medications such as Fosamax and Boniva (ibandronate) slow down bone resorption. ...Read more

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Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Yes: Any injury involving a growth plate may lead to an abnormal closure of the growth plate which may result in a limb length difference. ...Read more

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Cortisol causes bone resorption, would it resorb my cheekbone implants made from rib cartilage?

Cortisol causes bone resorption, would it resorb my cheekbone implants made from rib cartilage?

Rib: You should see the doctor who did the cheekbone implants and see if there is any change. A baseline bone density study would be in order but you would only need worry about your bones if the density T-score is more than -2.5. ...Read more

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Does maxilla and sphenoid bone have suture?

Does maxilla and sphenoid bone have suture?

Maxilla and sphenoid: The maxilla and sphenoid are separate bone units of the skull. The squamousal suture can intersect with the sphenoid wing in some people. But technically there is not a true suture between the two bone units. ...Read more

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Do saponins stunt bone growth ?

Do saponins stunt bone growth ?

Possibly!: Saponins are soapy like substances that are now being studied. Studies in Europe are looking at the role in red cell lysis, destruction of red blood cells, for possible treatments in leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers. Others believe that it may cause a leaky gut syndrome which may contribute to heart disease and diabetes. Leaky gut may contribute to decreased bone growth. We need more studies. ...Read more

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Does creatine stunt body growth, penis, or bone growth ?

Does creatine stunt body growth, penis, or bone growth ?

No, but does no good: Creatine is a protein supplement and it will not harm you, at the same time it will not do you any good either, other than lightening your wallet. ...Read more

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Could braces straighten the alveolar bone in the gum?

Could braces straighten the alveolar bone in the gum?

Age related: As teeth are repositioned alveolar bone remodels to support the teeth within the limits of basal bone support. Talk to a qualified orthodontic specialist who will know the limits your body impose on your expected orthodontic result. ...Read more

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Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Bone  cysts versus bone spurs?

Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs ( planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Girl child ending 13 years soon ..Phalanges & metacarpels fused..But epephyses of lower end of radius and ulna not fused...Can she grow taller [4.10"]?

Girl child ending 13 years soon ..Phalanges & metacarpels fused..But epephyses of lower end of radius and ulna not fused...Can she grow taller [4.10"]?

Final adult height: What is important also to know if she has a good potential to grow taller is to know how sexually she is mature and what is her bone age. ...Read more

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Can bone "dent"?

Can bone "dent"?

Yes, but...: Adult bones are stiff and children's bones are somewhat malleable. Therefore, when an adult breaks a bone, it usually breaks all the way through. In children, small fractures can happen that only "dent" the bone rather than break it all the way throughout. ...Read more

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How can I injure the epiphyseal plate (growth plate)?

How can I injure the epiphyseal plate (growth plate)?

See below: The growth plate is present in children and usually closed by age 14. Injury occurs from direct trauma and there are many stages of growth plate injury. ...Read more