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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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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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What is your sitz bone?

What is your sitz bone?

Sorry am unable --: To understand the question clearly. There is no such thing, that i know, called sitz bone. The bones we sit on are the ischiums. Sitz baths are used for hemorrhoids or after surgery for them. You might rephrase the question, if i haven't answered it to your satisfaction. Looking forward to hear from you. ...Read more

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Which bone is broken most?

Which bone is broken most?

Commonest fracture: In the United States in persons under the age of 75 years the most frequent fracture is a colles fracture (just above the wrist). Over the age of 75 the most frequent fracture is a fracture of the hip bone. ...Read more

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Can deformed bone be cured?

Depends : [profile indicates possible rheumatoid deformity of hands]. If you have this condition a cure may not be available. But our hand and plastic surgeons do an amazing job in getting the hands looking as close to normal as possible; not just cosmetics, but actual gain in function. Need to be on better meds than Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200 & mtx 7.5 to slow down further damage. ...Read more

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Can a hole in the bone heal?

Can a hole in the bone heal?

Yes they can: If a screw is removed after a fracture has healed, the remaining hole fills in with bone. ...Read more

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Can lysteria get in the bone?

Can lysteria get in the bone?

Unusual, but yes: Listeria usually is opportunistic pathogen causing meningitis (infxn of membranes covering the brain) or bacteremia (infxn in bloodstream), but there have been reports of rare cases of listeria osteomyelitis (bone infxn). Treatment is very difficult when infxn is in this location. ...Read more

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How to increase bone strength ?

How to increase bone strength ?

Excercise: Resistance exercises, strength training and swimming can help you increase your bone strength ...Read more

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How long for pinky bone to heal?

How long for pinky bone to heal?

4-6 weeks: Bones of the fingers and toes usually take 4-6 weeks to heal depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the fracture, and the location of the injury. ...Read more

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Risk of breaking same bone twice?

Depends on where: One can break the same bone twice, but the likelihood of having the break occur in the same exact location is low since the healed fracture is often times stronger than the original bone. ...Read more

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How can you tell if bone is broken?

X -ray: Don't know which bone you are referring to. Unless you have an obvious deformity - then the only real way to know is through an x-ray. There may be swelling, bruising, pain, tenderness & decreased range of motion. ...Read more