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Most Painful Bones To Break
Docs, could a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hardware removal: Intramedullary rods are used for fracture repair in long bones. Once the bone heals, the rod has no bio mechanical function. On rare occasion, the rod may cause pain, usually by irritating local tissue. The rods can be safely removed. Usually the only significant pain is incisional, and short-lived. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When someone has a previously broken bone heal in the wrong position, how do they break the bone to fix it?
First we call for: A tow truck, then we tie a long chain to the bone... .Actually a surgeon doesn't "break" the bone by some violent mechanism. Ether the fracture is carefully dissected out and the healing bone is removed to reveal the original facture pattern or a combination of small drrills, saws and sharp chisel like tools called osteotomes are very precisely used to cut the bone where needed and planned. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you break your ulna bone and it heals wrong? It causes a lot problems will it require surgery to re-break the ulna and straighten it?
According to my physician my bones are clinically united, would it really allowed to move to form callus in fractured area?
Yes: In 3 wks after injury , collagen and fibrous tissues are formed and that holds the bone in position , but not ready to bear weight , needs further more healing by deposition of calcium is called callous formation , progressive weight bearing strengthens further molds the bone to almost the original status. ...Read more
Injury: The majority of patients i see with coccydynia, have developed it after an injury. A hard fall on the butt is usually what happened. ...Read more
See below: If the pelvic fracture is only minimally displaced, bed rest and subsequent walking (ambulation) with crutches may be sufficient treatment along with pain medication (analgesics). Individuals must minimize the weight they place on the affected extremity for as long as three months. Find an orthopedic trauma specialist. ...Read more
Not osteoarthritis: No, osteoarthritis does not increase your fracture risk. People with rheumatoid arthritis may have an increase in fracture risk secondary to the treatment if the patient has received chronic steroids. Chronic steroid use can negatively affect bone density and therefore decreasing the load to failure of bones. ...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