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What are the ways to enhance broken bone healing?

What are the ways to enhance broken bone healing?

Healthy living: Calcium, not smoking, a healthy diet. Complete immobilization of the injured area with no movement at all of the broken bone. Vitamin d. A bone stimulator is something that can help with bone healing also. ...Read more

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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Are there any symptoms of bone healing after a fracture?

Are there any symptoms of bone healing after a fracture?

Less pain: Ideally, after the fracture heals, you will have full motion and no pain. ...Read more

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If someone have a fractured bone, should he continue taking his femara (letrozole) for his gynocmastia, does estrogen have any effects on bone healing?

If someone have a fractured bone, should he continue taking his femara (letrozole) for his gynocmastia, does estrogen have any effects on bone healing?

Stop Femara (letrozole): Hello, unusual to read that a 17 year old male is taking Femara. Femara/letrozole is an estrogen inhibitor and used to treat breast cancer in women. It is not approved for use in males. One of its serious side effects is bone fracture. Inhibiting estrogen reduces the strength of bones. I recommend you stop taking Femara and see your doctor right away to discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do the ultrasound bone healing machines (exogen 4000+) actually help to speed up fracture healing or is it just a gimmick?

Do the ultrasound bone healing machines (exogen 4000+) actually help to speed up fracture healing or is it just a gimmick?

Ultrasound: Not a gimmick! Although no treatment is infallible, ultrasound treatment of fractures has been shown to help in bone healing. This is mostly used in delayed unions especially with fractures notorious for healing difficulties (like the tibia or the 5th metatarsal base). ...Read more

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What can I take to ease a swollen heel whilst healing from a broken bone that's knitted but been told I can walk on it it's swollen and tender?

What can I take to ease a swollen heel whilst healing from a broken bone that's knitted but been told I can walk on it it's swollen and tender?

NASID's: You can take any of a number of different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Over-the-counter ones like aleve (naproxen) work well, but you doctor can prescribe ones that will be stronger and last longer. ...Read more

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Will masturbation affect the bone healing process of a hairline fracture?

Will masturbation affect the bone healing process of a hairline fracture?

Unlikley unless: You injure the fracture. I.E. The chemical and physical response in the body will not interfere with this. As with any physical activity the important thing is to have caution if there is pain or discmfort during or right after that activity. ...Read more

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Displaced fibula fracture 5" below knee. It's been 6 weeks with no sign of bone healing. Does it have a chance at healing still or is this non Union?

Displaced fibula fracture 5" below knee. It's been 6 weeks with no sign of bone healing. Does it have a chance at healing still or is this non Union?

Healing: If you have not seen a leg specialist you must go as soon as possible.
If you have seen the specialist and things have not improved you must let him/her know.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Lat mal avuls fracture 5 weeks ago- X-ray shows bone healing fine. Can I take cam walker off to drive? Can't see specialist for another 2 wks.

Lat mal avuls fracture 5 weeks ago- X-ray shows bone healing fine. Can I take cam walker off to drive? Can't see specialist for another 2 wks.

Lat mal fx: Ultimately should be answered by your doctor. Try giving them a call. Most true avulsion fractures of lat mal are very stable and often don't even need boot immobilization. Often fine to treat like an ankle sprain and allow immediate weight bearing in a simple brace. After 5 weeks, you should be fine but call your doc to make sure. ...Read more

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Does 'open' reduction with intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fracture causes muscle weakness and slow bone healing due to soft tissue damage?

Does 'open' reduction with intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fracture causes muscle weakness and slow bone healing due to soft tissue damage?

IM nailing of tibia: Intramedullary nailing of a tibial fracture is usually, depending on the fracture, the best way to surgically fix the fracture, and it causes less muscle weakness and soft tissue damage than plating the fracture. ...Read more

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Question about bone fracture. If you break your leg, will it end up longer than the other leg, due to growth during healing?

Question about bone fracture. If you break your leg, will it end up longer than the other leg, due to growth during healing?

I asume you are an: Adult, the leg when break in adult loose some of the length because of necrosis of the bone at the fracture site. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my foot is still really bruised does that mean the broken bone isn't healing?

Could you tell me if my foot is still really bruised does that mean the broken bone isn't healing?

it may mean that: Your foot got really bruised and it take a few weeks for hte bruisng to begin to go away but it is dependent upoi=n how much bruisng you started with, your general health and circulation, how swollen you were, how agresviley you iced or elvated to reduce swelling and bruising initially. And certainly of bruising is going away and then comes back then one needs to get reevaluated. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for fracture of medial cuneiform bone in foot?

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Need more info: I agree with dr. Kass, but in order to treat correctly, x-rays or ct scan for fracture extent are warranted. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion fracture of my 5th metatarsal bone in my foot. What will I experience during my treatment?

I have an avulsion fracture of my 5th metatarsal bone in my foot. What will I experience during my treatment?

Treatment: X-ray will be taken. Treatment will be aimed at taken weight off the area in order for the none to heal. Typically a walking cast boot will be utilized. Fracture healing is 6to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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How much time it takes to heal broken bone with out any treatment?

On average 6-8 weeks: There are several factors that can affect healing a broken bone...severity of the break, bone that is broken, existing medical problems and how controlled they are (ie diabetes, thyroid disease, osteopenia, osteoporosis, low vitamin D, etc.), as well as smoking history. On average, it takes a simple fracture 6-8 weeks to heal. Sometimes longer if any of the above listed conditions exist. ...Read more

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What is the difference in healing time between a broken collar and a fractured collar bone?

What is the difference in healing time between a broken collar and a fractured collar bone?

None: A broken collar bone and a fractured collar bone mean the same thing: there is a break or fracture in the clavicle (collar bone). ...Read more

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How much time do broken bones hurt after healing?

Healing=painless: When the bone is healed, it should stop hurting ...Read more

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How much time bone fractures takes time to heal? Which nutrition help faster healing?

How much time bone fractures takes time to heal? Which nutrition help faster healing?

8-12 weeks: Most fractures heal over an 8 week period -sooner in younger pts and longer in older pts with underlying bone issues like osteoporosis. Vit d and ca supl may help. ...Read more

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Can I resume smoking after 6 month of healing time for fracture on the midshaft femur bone? Or should I hold it for at least a year?

Can I resume smoking after 6 month of healing time for fracture on the midshaft femur bone? Or should I hold it for at least a year?

6 months: Can turn into a year and then for a lifetime. Any doctor who tells you or encourages you to do so should hold that advise. You have not been smoking for 6 months. The withdrawal from nicotine is gone, only the behavioral problem of "being used to" you have to contend with. Remember, smoking can still cause avascular necrosis of the femoral head and other bad things. I hope you stop smoking. ...Read more

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How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

Variable: There are many variables to consider: how old is the patient, does the patient smoke, where is the fracture located in the scaphoid bone, treated with a cast or surgery. More information is needed to give a direct answer. ...Read more

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I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?

Fracture priority: First priority is the fracture. See an ortho doc immediately. This can cause significant probs if not treated. Some stress fx's of fem neck need surgery. Once fracture is dealt with, then deal w the labrum. If surgery needed for stress fx, then possible surgery for both at same time if ortho doc does arthroscopy too. ...Read more

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What is healing time for a clavicle compound fracture that required surgery with a bone graft after improper healing.?

Open nonunion: Each fracture has its own personality: worse prognosis with open, comminuted, malunion, nonunion. It depends upon the host immunity, health, and healing potential of the bone and soft tissues. May be 6 weeks to 6 months. ...Read more

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I broke my 5th metatarsal in my right foot and I'm down for 6wks. Can I lose weight by drinking protein shakes & still promote bone healing?

Losing weight: Maybe if your total calories decrease by the increased number in the shakes. Even though you may be "down" or off your feet for 6 weeks, you can still do upper extremity work outs or core exercises to burn off calories. A healthy diet is best, protein shakes are really for increasing muscle mass, not losing weight. You may gain more weight without extra bone healing benefit. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a fractured heel bone and a heel spur?

What is the difference between a fractured heel bone and a heel spur?

A great deal: The fracture can require surgery 3 months of no weight bearings comes after a fall onto your feet the spur is soft tissue inflamation at the attatchment to the heel bone from chronic plantar fasciaitis. Notrauma required removal of spur dosent relieve pain frequently. ...Read more

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