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5th metatarsal injury time to recover (simple break in the bone)?

10 – 12 weeks: Fifth metatarsal base fractures are very common. Bone healing is common in 10 to 12 weeks. On occasion, there is an asymptomatic fibrous union – the fracture line is still apparent on x-rays though there is no pain. Fifth metatarsal shaft fractures (jones fractures) are associated with delayed healing and sometimes nonunion. These can require open treatment with bone grafting ; internal fixation. ...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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What is the name of the disease where a baby or child's bones break easily?

What is the name of the disease where a baby or child's bones break easily?

O.I.: One is osteogenesis imperfecta.. It is a genetic disorder where bones break for no apparent reason. There are different types, all varying in severity. ...Read more

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The bones of an elderly person break more easily than those of a younger person. Why?

The bones of an elderly person break more easily than those of a younger person. Why?

Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is condition of weakening bones. Some variables are under our control such as nutrition & exercise. Others aren't eg aging. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoporosis/basics/definition/con-20019924. Just as important as bone density is balance, gait, flexibility, strength etc. Add poor vision & environmental factors that increase risk for falls, thus fracture ...Read more

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What is a disease where a persons bones are very fragile and can break very easily?

What is a disease where a persons bones are very fragile and can break very easily?

Weak bones: There are several, so its hard to list them all with explanations and variants. Some that come to mind include rickets, osteomalacia, Paget's disease and osteogenesis imperfecta. ...Read more

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What stage does osteosarcoma have to be at before bones are weakened enough to break easily?

I believe 50% of the: bone involvement is likely to result in a pathological fracture. U should see and ask your local Ortho-Oncologist about this, as he has seen and examined you and your scans/XRs etc, so he can answer you better,. rather any of us, who may not fully appreciate the extent of your lesion, without seeing all the documentations/scans. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me what stage does osteosarcoma have to be at before bones are weakened enough to break more easily?

Please tell me what stage does osteosarcoma have to be at before bones are weakened enough to break more easily?

Stage doesn't matter: Dear tmonkey1, The stage of an osteosarcoma does not determine when a pathological fracture will occur. It all depends on the location of the tumor (weight bearing bone or not) and how much of the cortical bone is eroded. The cortical bone is the outer strong bone as opposed to the central cancellous bone. The fracture risk increases when the tumor is more than 8 cm in size (T2 stage). ...Read more

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What would be a way to get the courage to break a bone?

What would be a way to get the courage to break a bone?

Your own bone?: If it is your own bone - you shouldn't be breaking it. When a bone does require re-breaking it should be done by a trained physician. ...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