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Growth Of Bone After Surgery
What is the probability of bone growth 10 mnth post L3-S1 fusion after removal of growth stimulator&complete non-union at L3L4 with 2 loose screws L3?
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
Usually no bone graf: It is usually best not to graft the bone if there is an infection in the area. Grafting into an infected site usually will not have a successful result. Bone usually will grow back naturally without grafting if the infection is controlled. First treated the infection (debridement and antibiotic therapy), then undergoes maxillofacial surgery (extraction) without grafting. It is cheaper that way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on type of surgery and your body. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Usually...: The tibia. There are a number of articles on the internet which deal with this topic. They are mainly forensic articles which deal with determining the age of death of an individual when only the bones remain. ...Read more
If the metal plate is removed from the 5th metacarpal bone (after complete healing) ... Are there any high chances of re-fracture and nerve damage?
I am looking for correction of shortened flail toe from previous hammertoe surgery. Digital lengthening with one stage autologous bone graft?
Homework.: There are several ways to go depending on your specific post-operative condition. Bone grafting, small digital implants or spacers, just to mention a few. You should be aware that the chances of having a normal functioning toe are limited at best. Having multiple opinions is definitely the way to be informed before you commit. ...Read more
After bunion surgery, my bone fused with pseudo bone. Now there is a bone spur, or growth on top of that joint. What can be done?
Depends: Discuss with your operating surgeon about any questions you have regarding surgical outcomes and possible necessary steps to address this issue. ...Read more
A 65 years old women. Non union of femur bone, after 1st surgery. Can bone graft be inserted without exchanging nail in 2nd surgery.
Is there usually a period of non-weight bearing after ankle arthroscopy if bone spurs are removed from leg bones? No-microfracture of talus.
As comfort dictates: There is no specific reason that you can not put weight after arthroscopic spur removal. Weight bearing a tolerated usually is your status. Keep the ankle elevated higher than your heart for first few days to decrease swelling. It will hurt to walk on it initially so walkonit if you like to suffer, . As usual it is best to follow the protocol of your surgeon who did it, theyknow the situation best. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It varies: A non complicated tibia fracture usually heals in any where between 6-12 weeks. If you have already had a tibia fracture which did not heal, which is what a nonunion is, it really depends on the nature of your problem and the type of surgery done. In the best cases scenario, it will heal in6-8 weeks. In the worst, it may not heal again. You would sure want to avoid nicotine and nsaids. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fusion (Arthrodesis): The technical term for fusion is arthrodesis. It's commonly used in the spine and joints like hip, knee and ankle. When joints become arthritic and lack cartilage, it's very painful to have bone rubbing on bone as 2 independent surfaces. Fusion attempts to bridge the two surfaces by using bone graft and other biomaterials. Once the surfaces heal together, there's no motion and this reduces pain. ...Read more
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
Does a "bone graft" and/or a "bone block" (for later implant) increase jawbone height due to reabsorption following extraction years earlier?
Yes in most cases: A bone block is a type of bone graft. There is a discussion whether a bone block or a particulated bone graft is better. I have seen great results with both. A successful bone graft is depends on many factors. Smoking, diabetes & poor oral hygiene can contribute to a failure. The skill of the surgeon is also important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends what kind: Tumor is if begin the recovery period is minimum, if malignant it take long time. ...Read more
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
Yes: Are removal or orthopedic fixation devices (eg. Screws/plates), the bones remodel and fill in the defects left by the hardware. ...Read more
How many days swallowing remain difficult after Sistrunk procedure and complete removal of hyoid bone?
Depends: Most patients recover after 1-2 weeks. However every patient is unique and every operation is unique. I would contact the Surgery team who performed the operation and discuss how you are feeling. Make sure you go for scheduled followup visits so the Surgeon can make sure there are no complications and that the wound is healing. Good luck! ...Read more
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