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Long Bone Noncancerous Pain Any Thoughts As Cause
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
My baby has multiple fractures. Are there any bone diseases linked to low vitamin a and high copper test results that can cause long bone fractures?
See below: The x-ray will show if the growth plates of the bone are fully closed and fused. ...Read more
My wife has since early teens and now is in her 40's has suffered intermittent long bone pain and sometimes is gone completely and again returns.?
Probably nothing: There are metabolic and structural reasons, all require an exam and testing. ...Read more
"threaded splinter": It sounds like you may be referring to screw hardware removal from an ankle syndesmosis injury for which two screws were placed across your fibula into the tibia. Theses screws are commonly removed (akin to a "threaded splinter") as an outpatient procedure once adequate healing has occurred. Pain should be considerably less than the perioperative pain who had at the initial surgery. ...Read more