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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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I had pain in my tailbone for 3 months. At the very tip of my tailbone, I'm able to move a small "bone like thing" with my fingers. What's wrong?

I had pain in my tailbone for 3 months. At the very tip of my tailbone, I'm able to move a small "bone like thing" with my fingers. What's wrong?

Coccygodynia: Means pain in the coccyx bone, could be a result of sudden or chronic trauma leading to fracture of this small bone or ligament pain. See a pain doctor for treatment options. These hurt for a long time if untreated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell if you have a small or large bone frame without doing that wrap ur fingers around your wrist?

Can you tell me how to tell if you have a small or large bone frame without doing that wrap ur fingers around your wrist?

Somewhat: In general, if the wrist is much greater around than you or a large handed person can grasp and touch fingers, suggests relatively large frame. ...Read more

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What could this be? Oh the pubic bone area of my groin, I have a large red area (~ finger length in diameter) and near the center is a small pimple,

What could this be? Oh the pubic bone area of my groin, I have a large red area (~ finger length in diameter) and near the center is a small pimple,

Infection: It sounds like you have a skin infection I would just suggest hot moist soaks e two or three times a day may bring this to a head and then once it discharges it should disappear ...Read more

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I had Tetanus shot last year 2016, when I was 3 to 4months pregnant. How to cure my finger that one little bone (tiny bone of small fish) stuck on it?

I had Tetanus shot last year 2016, when I was 3 to 4months pregnant. How to cure my finger that one little bone (tiny bone of small fish) stuck on it?

Tetanus is 10 years: Tetanus booster shots are good for 10 years. If a small bone is pricked your finger, it will probably heal without any issue. If it starts to turn red and irritated or pus is coming out you need to see a doctor for antibiotics. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on the side of my middle finger (right hand) very small, feels like a bone and no pain just felt it today should I be worried?

I have a hard bump on the side of my middle finger (right hand) very small, feels like a bone and no pain just felt it today should I be worried?

Don't worry: Small masses on the fingers can be the result of several pathologies. From small ganglion cysts, bone spurs, inclusion cysts, neuromas (usally painful) and giant cell tumor (sounds really bad...But is really benign). The best solution is to have it examined by a hand surgeon who can either obtain imaging to better diagnose it or excise it to get the exact pathology. ...Read more

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My engagement ring (solitaire with plain band) is aching my finger bone. Its a little swollen, not red, and a small fleshy bump developed. Why?

My engagement ring (solitaire with plain band) is aching my finger bone. Its a little swollen, not red, and a small fleshy bump developed. Why?

It may be too tight: If it doesn't move easily - consider removing it by using dish detergent with water to slide off. It may be wearing against a particular part of your finger. Keep it off until the swelling goes down. Get it re-sized if it is always tight. Take care. ...Read more

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I was prematurely born of 28 weeks. Now 29 male but my everything is too small, hands arms bones fingers penis. I hate myself 5'6', 99 lbs ugly skelto?

I was prematurely born of 28 weeks. Now 29 male but my everything is too small, hands arms bones fingers penis. I hate myself 5'6', 99 lbs ugly skelto?

Genetics matters too: This may not be related to your prematurity. By now you have done all your growing. For your satisfaction see an endocrinologist to be sure there is nothing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to chip a bone in your finger?

Is it possible for you to chip a bone in your finger?

Yes: A chip fracture is common after some sort of injury. Often this is called an avulsion fracture as its usually a ligament pulling off a small piece of bone. Get an xray to make sure, you may need treatment. ...Read more

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If I break a bone in one finger, will it affect other fingers too?

If I break a bone in one finger, will it affect other fingers too?

Yes: If the finger break is not well aligned, it will certainly affect the other fingers. When finger fractures are poorly set, the finger can actually overlap with the adjacent fingers and compromise overall hand function. ...Read more

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Abnormality in growth of second last finger of bone...how it could be solved?

Growth differences: Can be congenital or aquired. Advice on resolution, if possible or if needed depends much upon the cause and the symptoms. Small differences in length or angulation of a single finger typcially are not impairing, however ruling out a cause and finding out why something is the way it is makes good sense. Usually an exam followed by an xray if indicated is the first step in finding out. ...Read more

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What are the names of the finger bones?

What are the names of the finger bones?

Finger bones: Not enough room to list here. Go to wikipedia-great pictures or just use thumb, first, second, ring and pinky.

Or you can go to Grey's anatomy online for great detail. ...Read more

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How do I heal a chipped bone in my finger?

How do I heal a chipped bone in my finger?

Depends: Like real estate, location is so important. Depends on the injury type, location, and nature of problem. I would consult a hand surgeon to help determine what the best way to help you heal. Sometimes it's okay to leave tiny fragments alone too, as long as it does not affect the function of the finger. ...Read more

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How long after can you repair a finger bone that has been dislocated?

How long after can you repair a finger bone that has been dislocated?

Depends: It depends on which joint and for how long it has been dislocated. You might need to have a fusion. ...Read more

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For how long after can you repair a finger bone that has been dislocated?

For how long after can you repair a finger bone that has been dislocated?

It should be done in: A week. Every day it is dislocated, damage is done to the articular cartilage, due to the blood using up the nutrients. Also the tissues contract and make it difficult to reduce and some are locked in place due to being entrapped in ligaments and or tendons. It acts li a finger trap, and these need surgical reduction. ...Read more

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What causes bone deformation? I look at my pinkies & they both have like a protruding bone sticking out the sides? Other fingers look similar kinda.

Ans: Well several possibilities. Trauma of course. Do you have any underlying illnesses? You are best to see your doctor for a good history and physical. ...Read more

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How to reset a broken finger bone?

Seek hand surgeon: For a broken finger you really want to see a hand specialist to avoid any possible injury to the bones, joints or there structures from the fracture. ...Read more

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Bone spur on a finger? I thought only heels got spurs?

Bone spur on a finger? I thought only heels got spurs?

Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. In extreme cases bone spurs have grown along a person's entire skeletal structure. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...Read more

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I have a chipped a bone in my finger. Will I need surgery?

I have a chipped a bone in my finger. Will I need surgery?

Maybe: Some finger fractures do require surgery. I would consult a orthopaedic surgeon as soon as can be arranged. ...Read more

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Have a lump on top of my pinky finger knuckle like bone?

Have a lump on top of my pinky finger knuckle like bone?

May be a ganglion: See your doctor it may be a ganglion, simple removal will cure. ...Read more

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Is the bone called trapezoid in your index finger or hand?

Is the bone called trapezoid in your index finger or hand?

Trapezoid bone: The trapezoid bone is one of the 8 carpal bones of the hand. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken finger bone to heal?

How long does it take for a broken finger bone to heal?

Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...Read more