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How long does femur fracture (cominuted ) heal by using external fixation ?

How long does femur fracture (cominuted ) heal by using external fixation ?

Temporary fixation: Fracture of femur usually requires surgery to repair. Most of the adult femur fractures are trated by i/m rod that goes in side the bone to stabilize it while it heals. If for some reason i/m rod is not an option then external fixator is applied with a metal bar outside to keep bone in position so it can heal. Femur will usually take 3-6 month to heal , but it gets stronger every month. ...Read more

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Willvitamins help heal a hairline fracture?

Willvitamins help heal a hairline fracture?

Yes: Vit c, vit d, and calcium are important for bone healing and remodeling. Take a good multivitamin such as those from new chapter, and also citracal + d. ...Read more

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Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Wound: Bactroban/Mupirocin are topical antibiotics. If the skin is infected then it will help the wound to heal. If no infection is present then Aquaphor ointment applied twice a day is most effective. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics completely heal subacute appendicitis?

Maybe: In england and japan, many cases of appendicitis are treated with antibiotics only and the patient never has an appendix surgery. They report that less than 20% need surgery at a later date. In the us, surgery with antibiotics is the most common treatment for appendicitis. Sometimes a ruptured appendicitis with abscess is treated by ct scan guided drainage first. ...Read more

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Do ankle bones that heal, heal back stronger?

Do ankle bones that heal, heal back stronger?

No: Studies show that a healed fracture has the same strength as the surrounding bone. It is neither stronger and weaker; the one caveat is that there are times during the healing process where it may be weaker and stronger, but once the healing process finishes, it is equal in strength. ...Read more

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What vitamins are needed to heal ankle ulcers?

What vitamins are needed to heal ankle ulcers?

Vitamins and wounds: If you want specific vitamins a, c, e, and zinc are traditionally said to improve wound healing. With that said, the previous answer stating overall good nutrition is correct. ...Read more

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Quickest methods to heal a lateral malleolus hairline fracture? (Medicine, activities, etc.)

Quickest methods to heal a lateral malleolus hairline fracture? (Medicine, activities, etc.)

Time: Unfortunately, the healing process will go at its own pace, and time/rest is the best treatment. Make sure however that you have seen an orthopedic surgeon specializing on foot and ankle problems for a complete evaluation to be sire. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there any medical evidence to support arnica tablets helping broken bone to heal faster?

Good for edema: Arnica has been shown to help the edema and swelling related to fractures, but no evidence for accelerated healing. ...Read more

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Does antibiotic drugs heal canker sore sooner?

Does antibiotic drugs heal canker sore sooner?

Canker sores: They are not infections so antibiotics will not help. They appear to be caused by stress, injury, or in some cases as a reaction to certain foods such as citrus. Canker sores are ulcers (aphthous ulcers) and will heal on their own in 7-10 days. Applying orabase ointment can help alleviate discomfort during meals. The pain can also be eliminated by laser treatment by your dentist. ...Read more

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Can hemp seeds help heal your wounds?

Can hemp seeds help heal your wounds?

Simple healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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What can help make self injury wounds heal faster?

What can help make self injury wounds heal faster?

Eat healthy: Hopefully, the self injury wounds are not an ongoing event. The affected person will seek professional mental health treatment asap. Making sure the person is healthy otherwise, getting rest ; eating a well-balanced diet is essential. The wounds should be kept clean and attended to daily if they are severe ; followed by the appropriate medical provider as needed. ...Read more

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How can cold therapy heal injuries faster?

How can cold therapy heal injuries faster?

Injury: Cold therapy ios best within the first 24 hours of an injury. The cold acts to numb the area, reducing pain. Additionally, the cold serves to reduce immediate inflammation due to an injury. Beyond 24 hours, however, warmth is a better means of dealing with muscular injuries. ...Read more

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How to heal ankle pain without drugs?

How to heal ankle pain without drugs?

Ankle pain: Ankle pain is a complex animal....And, before you can heal the pain, you have to know the cause... For example, chronic or acute synovitis, impingement lesion, joint effusion, chronic strained ligaments...Just to name a few. 1st, find out what is wrong, and then ask your choices.. See a specialist, get examined..X-ray, mri..Whatever is needed, and then you will know. ...Read more

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Fractured tibia medial malleolus non displaced no surgery, 13wks and no healing on xray. Will bearing weight or massage help healing?

Bone stimulator: As long as there is no displacement, it may just need a little jump start. The best way to do achieve this is via a bone stimulator. A device about the size of an ipod is strapped to your leg and transmits a current across the fracture site. Such a charge is actually a physiologic response to bone healing. ...Read more

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