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How Strong Are Broken Bones After They Heal Compared To Before Break
Just as strong: Fractured bones, in an otherwise healthy, well-nourished person should heal uneventfully if the fracture is reduced and immobilized adequately for enough time to allow healing. The strength of the healed bone should be essentially equal to the strength before the injury occurred. ...Read more
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
Not usually: A leg bone fracture will appear on x-ray to have more calcium in the healing area (for a while), but a bone's strength depends on the microscopic structure inside the bone, not just the amount of calcium. In a growing child, a well-healed bone can be stronger 6 months after the break, than before the break, because the child is now older so all his bones should be stronger than 6 months earlier. ...Read more
Varies: It varies somewhat. Sometimes, because of the increased bone growth to heal the fracture, the bone can actually be stronger. In perfect scenario, bone heals to the exact alignment and strength it was previously. Good question. ...Read more
Yes. I believe its -:
Due to the skin cells under a cast or a splint, which accumulate under the cast/splint, causing itching. Normally without such covering, the skin cells fall off, during normal activities.
After the fx heals and cast is removed, with normal washing, the skin cells are removed, so itching decreases in a few days. ...Read more
Yes: Fractures can heal when someone is in a coma. However, people who are bedridden permanently or for long periods of time may often develop weakening of the bones, and often times have other co-morbid problems that accompany their comatose state, like certain nutritional deficiencies that might make them more prone to have fractures. ...Read more
Break a bone - im doing a project for my nursing about broken bones, the main aspect of the assignment is to identify ways in which a bone can break-c?
This is a question: That is best suited for your relative's physician. There is not enough information available to answer this. Take care. ...Read more
Varies: There are not really any foods we know that help bones heal faster. We do know some things that can potentially delay bone healing including nicotine products and medications that inhibit inflammation (inflammation is a part of bone healing and so to block it delays bone healing). Good question. ...Read more
5 broken bones in foot. Have it wrapped and a shoe with crutches, is that good enough to heal it?
Orthopaedic eval: Broken bones can be addressed in many ways. Most fractures take about 6 wks to heal. Non-displaced fractures usually require immobilization. Displaced fractures require closed (manipulation) or open reduction (surgery). Fractures involving the joint surface often require surgical fixation. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for x-rays and treatment. ...Read more
Be compliant: It is good to be active in general, and there is really not any fracture you can have that can totally make you not able to exercise shirt of some type of spinal injury, but you need to be compliant to make sure your activity level does not cause a poor outcome with your break. Check the specifics of your case with your doctor, then exercise on within your specific restrictions. ...Read more
Depends: Fractures that involve the joint surface may increase chances of arthritis and joint stiffness. Fractures can take longer to heal (delayed union), may heal in poor position (malunion), or may not heal at all (nonunion). All of these issues can have numerous sequelae. If you have a question about any of these, ask a more specific question. ...Read more
They do: Plain films, also known as "x-rays", are the test of choice to evaluate someone for fractures or broken bones. If the fracture is complicated, not well seen, or more detailed information is desired for some other reason, then the next line of choice is a ct scan which provides more accurate details. ...Read more
It varies: Fractures (broken bones) are caused by different degrees of trauma, and also injure the soft parts around the bone to some extent: muscles, ligaments, joints, skin. To break several bones at once involves more energy (more severe injury), often involving other body parts (belly, chest, etc). If the fractures are open, it can delay bone healing (infection, more bone damage. It may take 6-12 months. ...Read more
Varies: It really varies based upon the specific nature of the fracture and also whether or not there were any other components to the injury. A very general thumb is that many fracture heal over 6-8 weeks and are reaching full recovery from many fractures by 12-16 weeks. This is certainly a generalization and many fractures do not fall within this, discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: There are many small bones in the wrist that can be fracture and are commonly misdiagnosed as a sprain. Scaphoid fractures are a common example. Left untreated these fractures can lead to significant long term disability. Anyone concern about a possible wrist fracture should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
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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