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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 can I keep my child’s bones healthy?

How can I keep my child’s bones healthy?

Exercise and Diet: Children exercise by playing so that strengthens their bones. A diet that is balanced and full of fresh foods will help. Being sure vitamin d is adequate as that and calcium, magnesium and phosphorus are important for bone health. Diet can provide most of it. If concerned use a supplement as well. My favorite is juice plus. ...Read more

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Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

No: Not all osteoporosis drugs "build bone." some medications will slow down the breakdown of bone while others will actually build bone. Talk to your doctor about which one is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What is the best alternative or combination to bisophanates for severe osteoporosis that will actually build new bone?

Osteoporosis: Bisphosphonates with vitamin d, calcium supplements and appropriate hormonal therapy (for post menopausal females) work synergistically for management of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Does osteoporosis target only the damaged areas of bone or does it build up in the good areas too and cause too much bone?

Does osteoporosis target only the damaged areas of bone or does it build up in the good areas too and cause too much bone?

Affects everywhere: Osteoporosis is loss of skeletal bone. Although we typically measure changes in the spine, hip, and sometimes wrist, it is a process that effects every bone in the body. There are two major types of bone: trabecular (bone on the inside) and cortical (bone on the outside). The spine has mostly trabecular bone, the hip has both, and the wrist mostly cortical. ...Read more

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Can you build bone density by swimming?

Can you build bone density by swimming?

Some not much : One of the biggest determinants of bone mineral density is lean body mass. Exercise is important for building lean body mass. Exercise is also important for putting load on your bones. This load is important for bone mass as bone strengthens as stresses are put upon it. Weight-bearing physical activity such as walking or running is better for building/ maintaining bone than non-weight-bearing activities such as swimming. ...Read more

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What is the best way to build or maintain bone health at 55?

What is the best way to build or maintain bone health at 55?

Diet/exericse/meds: It depends on where you are. If you have normal bones, then exercise, calcium from food such as dark greens, almonds, broccoli with some supplementation, vitamin d along with weight bearing activity such as running, jumping, aerobics and weight training can help. If you have some bone loss, hormone replacement and fosamax/boniva like drugs may be needed if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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What can you do to build your bones really strong besides calcium?

Bone strength: Calcium a great diet and weight training or exercise! A long time ago it was discovered if you stress bones they get stronger. Places like curves gym for women embraced this idea. If you are new to weight training go-slow to start. Additionally, vitamin d is low in the majority of the population due to not enough sunlight (sun helps is make it) so getting it checked is important for bone strength. ...Read more

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Does your bone thickness affect how fast you can build your muscles?

Does your bone thickness affect how fast you can build your muscles?

More the opposite: You may build muscle more quicly with more "resistance" exercise — (using your muscles against or to move a weight) but your bone thickness does not affect this process other than as it increases the weight that your muscles must move. On the other hand, the more lean muscle mass you have, the greater the forces you can put on your bones, and the higher your bone density will be. ...Read more

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40 % of bone left in L1 tol5 and severe degeneration in s 1. What can be done.?

40 % of bone left in L1 tol5 and severe degeneration in s 1. What can be done.?

See your surgeon: You really should discuss this with your surgeon since he/she was there and can give you all the what ifs. ...Read more

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I would like to know more on bone stimulators for healing after a h.T.O.'s. What are the studies and stats. On success rate?

They work: The best way 2 really get a complete answer 2 all ur?'s google it and read away. There is a lot of material. They r usually used in delayed unions. ...Read more

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What is your sitz bone?

Sorry am unable --: To understand the question clearly.
There is no such thing, that I know, called sitz bone. The bones we sit on are the ischiums.
Sitz baths are used for hemorrhoids or after surgery for them.
You might rephrase the question, if I haven't answered it to your satisfaction.
Looking forward to hear from you. ...Read more

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What's a bone spur?

What's a bone spur?

Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. They are important to note since they can be near nerves, etc. And may have to be removed. ...Read more

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Sesmoid bone injury?

Sesmoid bone injury?

Arthritis or fractur: Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot
most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe with every step taken. It will be difficult to perform many weight bearing activities. Most patients do not have pain when at rest.
Could be treated by consevatie means.
Or surgical means. ...Read more

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What do bones store?

Blood, ca, po4: The cortex stores calcium, and phosphorus. The medullary space stores stem cells, and blood cells and the various cell lines in between ...Read more

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What is bone fusion?

What is bone fusion?

Making 2 bones 1: Typically, a bone fusion is done for an arthritic joint. The cartilage from the joint is removed and the 2 ends of the bone are put together. When they heal, they fuse together and make one bone. Some times more complex fusion are performed with multiple bones. This is a great operation for pain relief, but motion is lost at the fusion site. ...Read more

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What are bone spurs?

What are bone spurs?

Bone spurs : Build up of bone around joints from trauma or abnormal wear and tear. Spurs around the heel are cause from ligaments and tendons pulling on the bone. Spurs are generally not treated unless they are causing pain. The only way to get rid of a spur is to physically remove it(surgery). Nsaid's and steroids may be helpful for general joint pain. ...Read more

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What is a bone spur?

What is a bone spur?

Bone spur: A bone spur or "osteophyte" is a reaction of the bone to grow in response to an abnormal mechanical stress. Most of the time this is seen around joints and are one of the responses to osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What is a bone island?

What is a bone island?

Not tropical island.: A bone island is an incidental finding of an x-ray demonstrating one type of bone, typically cortical, growing inside another type of bone, typically cancellous. A bone island is also called an enostosis. ...Read more

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What's a bone scan for?

What's a bone scan for?

Bone metabolism: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radio tracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase(5-10 min) and late phase(2-3 hr) imaging. Increased uptake is seen in fractures, tumors, infection, etc. Decreased activity is seen in metal artifacts, aggressive tumor/infection, & loss of blood supply to bones. Bone scan very sensitive but not specific. ...Read more

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What causes bone tumors?

What causes bone tumors?

Preexisting lesion: Presence of pre-existing lesions such as multiple cartilage tumors may result with one transforming to chondrosarcoma. The closer to the pelvis the greater the incidence. Other bone lesions when enlarging such as dysplasias or giant cell tumors as preexisting lesions may result in malignant transformation. ...Read more

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Can a bone fusion break?

Can a bone fusion break?

More info needed: Need more information to answer your question. Are u talking about a cervical or lumbar fusion? A congenitally fused vertebra? An ankle or subtalar fusion, wrist, finger... Etc. Was there an injury involved, have you had increasing pain? Need more information to give you a reasonable answer! ...Read more

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What is a bone scan for?

What is a bone scan for?

Cancer or pain: Usually in adults it is used to detect metastatic cancer. It also is frequently used to evaluate for possible stress fractures and other bone problems. ...Read more

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Where is the carpal bone?

A carpal bone : Is a bone in the wrist. There are 8 carpal bones. Scaphoid. Lunate. Triquetrum. Pisiform. Trapezium. Trapezoid. Capitate. Hamate. They lie in between the radius and ulna proximally and the metacarpals of the hand distally towards the fingers. They provide stability yet can allow mobility in all three axes of motion. They are truly remarkable and hand surgeons and anatomists still learning ...Read more

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How to make bones strong?

Strong bones.: We can work to keep our bones strong through a combination of weight-bearing exercise, calcium supplementation and vitamin D supplementation ...Read more

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Why's bone mass important?

Why's bone mass important?

It's a bank account: We stop adding to our bone mass by the end of our late 20s/early 30s. After that it is a slow decrease in bone mass. Bone mass can decrease to the point where you bone breaks under relatively normal loads. This is commonly known as osteoporosis/fragility fractures and can happen in the hip, wrists, and spine. It is important to maintain as much bone mass as possible to avoid those fractures. ...Read more

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When are the bones fused?

When are the bones fused?

Arthritis.: Bone are fused if a person is experiencing significant arthritic pain. ...Read more

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Why do we get bone spurs?

Increase surface : Bone spurs at the origin or insertion of a tendon come from irritation and constant traction
around a joint, spurs occur from your body trying to increase the surface area of the joint. ...Read more

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How does a bone scan work?

How does a bone scan work?

Images calcium metab: Usually in adults the bone scan is used to detect metastatic cancer. It also is frequently used to evaluate for possible stress fractures in people with bone pain. There are many additional uses. It works by injecting a tracer that is taken up in bone similar to calcium. The small amount of radioactivity is then imaged with a camera (gamma or pet) utilizing fluorescence from the crystal. ...Read more