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Doctor insights on: Fibrocartilage Callus Formation

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Once callus formation has formed is weigh bearing allowed?

Once callus formation has formed is weigh bearing allowed?

Callus: Yes but the wear gloves if it's in the hands, soft sneakers if on the soles, file your calluses regularly. ...Read more

Callous (Definition)

Callus is a noun meaning a localized thickening of the skin, and a verb meaning to form that skin thickening (especially on the palm of a hand or the sole of a foot, caused by repeated pressure or friction). Callous has a meaning related to callus, but callous is not used to describe skin. As an adjective, it means toughened or unfeeling. As a verb, it means to make or ...Read more


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I had an imn on my tibia. It has been 6 weeks now but the doc said there is no callus formation. Can i know why? What I should do for it to form?

I had an imn on my tibia. It has been 6 weeks now but the doc said there is no callus formation. Can i know why? What I should do for it to form?

Time is needed: A solidly fixed fracture may not show callus formation but may just have the fracture line obliterate as healing occurs. Tibial fractures can take 12 to 24 weeks to show full healing and longer for maturation of the healing to occur. ...Read more

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What if there is no callus formation on the complete fractured radius ulna? Overlapping fractured seen in xray

Hard to say: May be too early to see callus, nonunion, etc. X-ray findings need to be correlated with history and physical exam, preferably by an orthopedic surgeon. There is no shortcut to this. ...Read more

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5th metatarsal fracture. 2 weeks later there was evidence of callus formation. Now line is gone and no evidence it ever existed another week later?

5th metatarsal fracture. 2 weeks later there was evidence of callus formation. Now line is gone and no evidence it ever existed another week later?

Hard to say: It is unlikely things could have changed so quickly. It is probably more related to the techniques in which the serial X-rays were taken. Sometimes variations in the angle at which an X-ray was shot or in the degree of penetration if the film can make the findings different. But if you have little ir no pain and no fracture was seen on your last X-ray, I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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What is the healing process from a fracture from rupture of the periosteum to formation of a bony callus like?

What is the healing process from a fracture from rupture of the periosteum to formation of a bony callus like?

Short course: Fx= torn perios=bleeding=hematoma. 4 +/- 7-10 days cells move in to clean up, a well as blood vessel. Not much healing 4 1-2 wks. Clot is formed, stem cells move in and set up house and form osteoblasts. As new bone is formed in the latis of the clot u c calcium/callus show up. Healing assumes the form of a lump around the bone ends& 6-8 wks solid. As it remodels 2 accept the stresses lump=+/-anat. ...Read more

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I got my radius and ulna complete fracture 3months now got my xray and report that no callus formation appreciated well i can move my arm now better?

Not enough info: In this country almost every adult radius and ulna fracture is treated with plates/screws. (open reduction and internal fixation). In that case little to no callus is seen. If treated in a cast only , i would be concerned if there is no callus seen and would suspect at least delayed healing (delayed union). If that is the case then surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Please translate: comminuted left intertrochanteric hip fracture-avulsion of greater&lesser trochanters. Fracture lines evident. No callus formation?

Please translate: comminuted left intertrochanteric hip fracture-avulsion of greater&lesser trochanters. Fracture lines evident. No callus formation?

Not healing yet: This sounds like a complicated fracture. Callus is what we look for to show signs of healing. It varies in time before it becomes visible on an X-ray . Depending on when this happened would help explain the findings. As always talk to your orthopedist. Good luck ...Read more

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Callus (Definition)

A callus is an area of skin that has become toughened, thick, and hard as a result of repeated pressure, friction or other irritation. Most commonly found on the feet due to walking. Generally calluses are not harmful. Calluses can also form on the fingers due to use of writing utensils, musical instruments, or even rock climbing. They are formed by keratinocytes in the ...Read more