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Sacrum fracture healing process?

Sacrum fracture healing process?

Weight bear as tol.: Since you can not put the sacrum in a cast (it's above the tailbone) only time can heal a sacral fracture. Weight bearing as tolerated is the best treatment. Of concern is there a diagnosis of osteoporosis due to menopause, low testosterone or high blood calcium (parathyroid adenoma) ? A work-up may be needed. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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Can marijuana slow down the healing process of a wound or broken bones?

Can marijuana slow down the healing process of a wound or broken bones?

Not likely. : If you're concerned, ask the doctor treating your wound or broken bone. You always want your doctor to know everything you're taking medicinally. ...Read more

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Hi doc, how can I speed up the healing process of a fractured toe if I do not have the luxury of being able to not getting myself physically involved?

Hi doc, how can I speed up the healing process of a fractured toe if I do not have the luxury of being able to not getting myself physically involved?

Be patient: The more you rest and elevate the foot, the quicker it will stop hurting and start healing. The more you're up on it, the more it will swell, throb, hurt, and potentially this can slow healing. Toe fractures take 6 weeks or slightly more to heal, you can not change this time frame. ...Read more

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The healing process in elderly women with fractured back from ostyoporosis?

The healing process in elderly women with fractured back  from ostyoporosis?

6-8 weeks: Usually heals fine in 6-8 weeks. If remains symptomatic can consider kyphoplasty procedure. ...Read more

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How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

Varies: It varies with age, health, surrounding, and other factors. Very young children may heal a fracture in this little and 3- 4 weeks, while adults, average six weeks, with geriatrics eight weeks and longer.Healing is quicker with proper alignment and immobilization. Surrounding soft tissue damage and preexisting health issues often retard the healing process. ...Read more

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Can nicotine patches slow down the healing process for broken bones?

Can nicotine patches slow down the healing process for broken bones?

No smoking does: amen and merry Christmas, stop smoking and this will be a great gift to yourself, temporary nicotine patch to help is better than smoke, call 1800 quit now for more help/counseling ,stopping smoking will be one of the best things you will ever do for yoru health. ...Read more

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Does alcohol slow down the healing process of broken bones?

See below: Yes chronic and heavy drinking disrupts the normal balance between bone formation by osteoblasts and the removal of old bone by osteoclasts. Alcohol has an adverse effect on osteoblast activity, thus suppressing new bone formation. "the empty space created by normal bone-removing activity is inadequately filled by newly formed bone, " chakkalakal explains in a press release issued by the university. "t. ...Read more

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What can I do to speed up the healing process of my broken bones?

Fractures: For bone to heal adequately, there must be no motion across the fracture site. Excess movement can cause a delay in fracture union. If your bone hasn't healed within an appropriate amount of time, your doctor may decide to order a bone stimulator for you. It's a painless device that uses electromagnetic energy to speed up bone healing. ...Read more

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What can I do to speed up the healing process for a stress fracture in my hip?

What can I do to speed up the healing process for a stress fracture in my hip?

Walk with crutches: In most cases, a conservative course of care is initiated in order to create optimal conditions for the bone to heal. This goal can be expedited by rest and the use of crutches to keep weight off the joint for up to six weeks. ...Read more

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How long is the healing process for an elbow fracture with partial tear in ligament and tendon?

6-8weeks usually: The partially torn ligament does not need to be operated on but the fracture might if the joint surface is disrupted. ...Read more

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What is the healing process from a fracture from rupture of the periosteum to formation of a bony callus like?

What is the healing process from a fracture from rupture of the periosteum to formation of a bony callus like?

Short course: Fx= torn perios=bleeding=hematoma. 4 +/- 7-10 days cells move in to clean up, a well as blood vessel. Not much healing 4 1-2 wks. Clot is formed, stem cells move in and set up house and form osteoblasts. As new bone is formed in the latis of the clot u c calcium/callus show up. Healing assumes the form of a lump around the bone ends& 6-8 wks solid. As it remodels 2 accept the stresses lump=+/-anat. ...Read more

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Will masturbation affect the bone healing process of a hairline fracture?

Will masturbation affect the bone healing process of a hairline fracture?

Unlikley unless: You injure the fracture. I.E. The chemical and physical response in the body will not interfere with this. As with any physical activity the important thing is to have caution if there is pain or discmfort during or right after that activity. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana with a femur fracture slow down the healing process?

Does smoking marijuana with a femur fracture slow down the healing process?

Potentially: This would vary with the frequency and intensity of exposure. Smoking of anything can cause changes in the circulation at the capillary level and impair/slow blood flow. This directly effects healing. I know some surgeons who will not do elective surgery on smokers for that reason. ...Read more

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What is the best diet and routines i can add to my life to help the healing process of a bone fracture (broken big toe)?

What is the best diet and routines i can   add to my life to help the healing process of a bone fracture (broken big toe)?

That toe : Fracture is getting to you. Relax, be thankful it was not worse. You didn't tell us how you broke it. One thing you can check is your vitamin d levels, many people are low. Make sure yours are normal, if not supplement as per your doc to get them normal. Again, your injury doesn't sound so severe, so try and relax. Sounds like you will heal fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more