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How does a bone with titanium plate break?

How does a bone with titanium plate break?

Didnt heal: A plate is placed to hold a bone in place and allow healing. If the bone goes on to nonunion (doesnt heal), the plate is subjected to stress and will eventually break. It is also possible to fracture the treated bone above or below the plate. ...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


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How should we regenerate bone marrow , if I am patient of plastic anemia?

How should we regenerate bone marrow , if I am patient of plastic anemia?

See details: Aplastic anemia is a serious issue that requires you be under the care of a hematologist. The treatment depends somewhat on the cause but prednisone.Is usually a component of that treatment. ...Read more

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What are the dangers od bone thinning through plastic surgery?

What are the dangers od bone thinning through plastic surgery?

Rare: Facial silicone implants are known to thin the bone underneath them, although this is rarely a significant problem. ...Read more

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How can plastic surgery change your bones/structure?

How can plastic surgery change your bones/structure?

Nasal surgery: For instance if you nose is something that bothers you the noes can be adjusted to make it more narrow. ...Read more

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Can plastic surgery make hip bones smaller?

Can plastic surgery make hip bones smaller?

Not the bones: Only the fat overlying tem in your hips... That is commonly reduced through liposuction. ...Read more

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Is bone removal from your nose considered plastic surgery?

Is bone removal from your nose considered plastic surgery?

Nasal bone removal: Bone removed from the inside of your nose to straighten the septum or open the nasal airway by operating on the turbinates is considered functional surgery. Removing a bony hump or straightening the outside of the nose by removing nasal bone is considered plastic surgery. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen cheek bones without plastic surgery?

How can you strengthen cheek bones without plastic surgery?

Facial Fillers: I agree that fillers are an excellent option for improving cheek contour, but for permanent results i like fat transplantation. Around 50% of the fat ultimately reabsorbs, but the rest stays and is natural and long lasting. Regards. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Yes: A prominent jaw or chin can be treated with plastic surgery. Depending on the condition, there are a few different surgical techniques all of which involve cutting the jaw bone and resetting it back a variable distance. ...Read more

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I had a plastic soft tissue regeneration surgery recently below the knee. Is it safe to masturbate now ? I have a bone grafting surgery within 2 month

I had a plastic soft tissue regeneration surgery recently below the knee. Is it safe to masturbate now ? I have a bone grafting surgery within 2 month

Hard to say: Since your information is somewhat vague, it is hard to comment.You were likely given some activity guidelines after the surgery.If not call the office and see if there are.You do not need to be specific. If they have no particular restrictions, do as you will. ...Read more

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Can a titanium plate keep my bones from moving?

Bones not joints: Titanium plates are designed to hold broken bones together. Do not confuse this with joints. Bones do not move, joints move. ...Read more

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Why would doctors use titanium in bone surgery?

Why would doctors use titanium in bone surgery?

Surgeon preference: This may be an implant style preference of this may be a selection made on the basis of a known allergy that the patient has to other surgical implant options. ...Read more

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I has an ORIF procedure done on my right clavicle( collar Bone) using Titanium plates and 7 screws. Its healing now. Do I need to remove the plate ?

No hardware removal : You do not have to have the plate and screws removed unless they are prominent and rubbing on the skin or are causing pain. Routine plate and screw removal is not usually done because it requires a second surgery and there are holes in the bone where the screws were removed that may make it easier for the clavicle to fracture in the future. ...Read more

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Present nuclear bone scan: more uptake than previously at L3L4,L5S1.Also the prev. titanium screws for a fusion done for L4L5 displaced. What to do?

Go. Back to surgeon: You need to go back to the surgeon whom I shall assume ordered the test. You need to talk to him about your options ...Read more

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I want to ask can I had surgery to relieve a congenital bump at the top of the skull left side, and is it possible to replace the bone with titanium ?

I want to ask can I had surgery to relieve a congenital bump at the top of the skull left side, and  is it possible to replace the bone with titanium ?

Time for consult: There are cranial surgeons that have experience reshaping a skull. You need to investigate a cranio-facial center in your region & check out their programs. Exams, specialized ct scans and a thorough discussions of the risks & benefits of any procedure would be part of the process. It may or may not be what you want, but could be. ...Read more

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My husband had titanium rods put in his leg 7 years ago from a broken bone. Do these last forever?

My husband had titanium rods put in his leg 7 years ago from a broken bone. Do these last forever?

Yes. : Most implanted metallic stabilizers stay where they are placed for the rest of the patient's life. Very rarely do they ever need to be removed, and almost never cause pain due to irritation or break down. ...Read more

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Father had titanium hip replacement last year, now may require imaging of shoulder bone, which has lump on it. Would MRI be allowed given titanium hip?

Father had titanium hip replacement last year, now may require imaging of shoulder bone, which has lump on it. Would MRI be allowed given titanium hip?

MRI COMPATIBLE: Titanium implants are MRI compatible. People with nontitanium implants should inform the radiologist or technician prior to the procedure; however, most joint implants are firmly attached inside bone and will not pose a serious problem. People with internal metallic surgical staples from healed surgeries should also inform the radiologist or technician prior to the procedure. ...Read more

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How much pain when wisdom teeth extracted and a bone graft and the titanium posts for dental implants put in?

How much pain when wisdom teeth extracted and a bone graft and the titanium posts for dental implants put in?

Very different surge: The extraction of wisdom teeth often involve traumatic surgery. This can produce elevated levels of discomfort on the contrary, placement of an implant (call them "root replacements" since a root was removed replaced (the implant). These are very atraumatic and there are no stitches, no pain on placement and the graft I use is artificial and placed at the time of implant placement, no PO pain. ...Read more

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I am having Bi-lateral TMJ prosthesis surgery 2 weeks from today. Is it okay to get a tattoo on my back shoulder? The prosthesis is two hand made titanium joints that are screwed onto my skull and jaw bone from tmjconcepts.com. Would a tattoo be safe to g

I am having Bi-lateral TMJ prosthesis surgery 2 weeks from today. Is it okay to get a tattoo on my back shoulder? The prosthesis is two hand made titanium joints that are screwed onto my skull and jaw bone from tmjconcepts.com. Would a tattoo be safe to g

Wait: I believe you should put this question to the doctor who is performing the surgery. There is always the risk of complications such as infection with any procedure, so your tattoo should wait until your doctor not only perform the surgery but even until he decides that your joints had healed enough. ...Read more

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How soon can bone break be diagnosed?

Xray: Usually it can be diagnosed as soon as an xray is taken. ...Read more