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Doctor insights on: Excision Mandible Bone

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Is it bad to jut the mandible foward?

Is it bad to jut the mandible foward?

Undesirable habit: Thrusting the jaw forward forces the TMJs out of their sockets. When the jaw is placed in a forward position, undesirable tension in the submandibular region (lateral pterigoid muscle ) See an Orofacial Pain practitioner for habit evaluation and any underlying psychological or emotional cause for this excessive tension. ...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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How can I speed recovery from broken mandible bone?

How can I speed recovery from broken mandible bone?

Depends on fracture: Some mandible fractures need surgery and some don't. Most require at least some period of immobilization either with wires or elastic bands. Maintain good nutrition during healing with protein shakes or supplements. Avoid eating hard foods once you can open your mouth. ...Read more

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Excision of sesamoid bone 5th metatarsal What's the surgery and recovery like and what's the risk of waiting for surgery?

Excision of sesamoid bone 5th metatarsal What's the surgery and recovery like and what's the risk of waiting for surgery?

IF you have no: symptoms , no need remove , they are in tendon sheaths , biggest sesamoid bone is patella. If it is giving pain , unable to walk or wear shoes then only need its removal. If you do not have any symptoms , then no indication to remove , and no harm in waiting ...Read more

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What is the the approx recovery time following excision of os vesaslianum? As far as i know there was no tendon repair, bone was in the fatty tissue.

What is the the approx recovery time following excision of os vesaslianum? 
As far as i know there was no tendon repair, bone was in the fatty tissue.

Fairly rapid: It is good that there is no tendon repair, however, this accessory bone lies with in the peroneus brevis tendon and it must be cut to remove this bone. Most of the time a small anchor is placed in the 5th met base and tied into the tendon to maintain strength and rapid healing. It is unusual that this bone sits in fatty tissue. Be prepared for at least 4-6 weeks of walking with a boot. ...Read more

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Why is the mandible more susceptible to osteomyelitis than other bones?

Why is the mandible more susceptible to osteomyelitis than other bones?

Connected to mouth: The mandible is the lower jaw bone and serves as the insertion for the lower teeth. Periodontal disease, cavities and abscesses can introduce bacteria into the mandible. Once bacteria make it into the bone, an infection can become established. Osteomyelitis is treated with antibiotic to kill the bacteria and surgery to remove dead and infected bone. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have so little mandible bone left that you can't even wear dentures anymore?

Help! Is it possible to have so little mandible bone left that you can't even wear dentures anymore?

Yes: Once the teeth are extracted, the remaining bone will atrophy over time. Ill fitting dentures will accelerate the process. There may come a point where the remaining ridge is so flat that lower dentures don't really have a place to rest comfortably. If enough bone remains underneath, dental implants may be the answer. ...Read more

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18yo f diagnosis bilateral talus OCD 5yr ago. Nonopp tx, 2 excision&curettage, 2 bone graphs, are there tests to say why it doesn't work?/ what do I do now?

Difficult: This is a tough problem to treat (there are no tests that i know of - it's just a tough problem to treat) and ultimately it may come down to trying to live/deal with the pain as much as possible vs more drastic surgery such as an ankle fusion. Ankle replacement surgery could be an option as well. Discuss further surgical treatment with your doctor and consider a 2nd or 3rd opinion. ...Read more

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How does a bone graft to the mandible work?

How does a bone graft to the mandible work?

Well: The goal is to rebuild the bone volume that was lost. Sources of bone can come from your own body such as the lower jaw, skull, knee and hip. Other sources can be taken from cadaver, cow, synthetic or bone morphogenic protein. ...Read more

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