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Doctor insights on: Strength Of Bones After Break

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What's the strength of a healed broken bone?

What's the strength of a healed broken bone?

Normal: The same that a normal bone, once the bone is healed the physical properties are the same of a normal bone. ...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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How can you heal after removal of plates and screws of a broken ankle?

How can you heal after removal of plates and screws of a broken ankle?

With time: Screws and plates are used to stabilize bones as they heal - like an internal cast. After the bones are stable, typically the hardware is not necessary. ...Read more

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How strong are broken bones after they heal compared to before break?

How strong are broken bones after they heal compared to before break?

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 more

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Do broken bones in the leg grow back stronger after they are break?

Do broken bones in the leg grow back stronger after they are break?

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 more

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Will broken bones ever repair as strong as before the break?

Will broken bones ever repair as strong as before the break?

Yes: If you're a healthy child or adult, with no vitamin or mineral deficiencies, most fractures actually heal stronger at the break site than they were before the fracture. The new bone, called callus, once hard, is often some of the strongest bone in the body. ...Read more

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Will bones heal after removing the screws and plates?

Will bones heal after removing the screws and plates?

Yes: Are removal or orthopedic fixation devices (eg. Screws/plates), the bones remodel and fill in the defects left by the hardware. ...Read more

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Single screw hole in front of tibia heal time. Was in for 5 years holding tendon from fibula in place. How long till full strength returns?

Should be healed: But without examining you impossible to tell what is going on. You need to see the orthopedist who put this in or a competent associate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Distal end of clavicle fracture and slight dislocation of AC joint after falling down from stairs now on sling. Will it heal without surgery ?

Distal end of clavicle fracture and slight dislocation of AC joint after falling down from stairs now on sling. Will it heal without surgery ?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the degree if displacement. Most clavicle fractures do well with nonoperative care, and most are in the middle third of the clavicle. But the one type we do have to fix sometimes is badly displaced lateral clavicle fractures that involves the AC joint. I would discuss with your md ...Read more

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Any advise on increasing healing of a broken femur with rod and screws? Does smoking marijuana slow healing time ?

Any advise on increasing healing of a broken femur with rod and screws? Does smoking marijuana slow healing time ?

Recovery: An open reduction and internal fixation with rod and screws, is the recommended method of treating femur fracture. Smoking nicotine will DELAY healing. Nicotine is a powerful vaso constrictor that chokes off your blood flow. More blood flow is needed for healing. MJ has not been studied to know. Be well. Stay connected to your surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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Have my muscles around a broken bone deteriorated as a result of the break?

Have my muscles around a broken bone deteriorated as a result of the break?

Fracture: Your muscles haven't necessarily deteriorated but have decreased in their size due to the lack of use. When it comes to muscle, the saying "if you don't use it, you lose it" holds true. But no worries, if your fracture was treated correctly you should be able to make full recovery and regain your original muscle mass and strength. ...Read more

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After how many days, broken femur start repairing in kids?

After how many days, broken femur start repairing in kids?

Almost immediately: Bone healing in children is quite remarkable. Even though healing begins quickly after initial treatment by the orthopedic surgeon (casting +/- surgery), it can still take 6-12 weeks of spica casting to ensure proper healing, depending on the nature and location of the fracture itself. ...Read more

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Complete fracture of radius and ulna, now from the xray it is on bayonet apposition how long will it heal and build callus?

Complete fracture of radius and ulna, now from the xray it is on bayonet apposition how long will it heal and build callus?

Speak to your: Treating physician as bayonet position of a fracture of the radius and ulna can benefit from additional attention such as internal fixation in a 26 year old . This will take many months to heal and mal position can interfere with rotation. ...Read more

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Hey, my jaw got fractured in spent ember and the initial surgery of putting plates and screws in my jaw etc didn't heal properly after 10 weeks of?

What to do:: Why are you seeking advice on the internet from dentists who have not treated you and know nothing of your specific circumstances? I strongly recommend that you consult with the Oral Surgeon or other doctors treating you and if necessary get a second opinion from other well respected professionals in your area. ...Read more

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Shattered big toe! 3 breaks and a large fracture. One break is down the middle of bone and has moved 4mm away from other part or bone! Crutches?!

Shattered big toe! 3 breaks and a large fracture. One break is down the middle of bone and has moved 4mm away from other part or bone! Crutches?!

RICE NOW See DOC: RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation) and Crutches for 48-72 hours while you are waiting to see the Orthopedic Surgeon or Podiatrist for evaluation. Do not walk on this fracture until you have been cleared by your Doctor. If you can't see a specialist, see your Primary Care Doc or Urgent Care Doc who can Consult a Specialist. You will need a splint to cast or a splint to walking boot for this. ...Read more

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Broken bone is weak after healing than before?

Broken bone is weak after healing than before?

No: If your fracture healed completely than the bone at your age is as strong as it was before it was broken.Not surewhich bone it was but it really doesn't matter.Muscles around the bone can be weaker if they havent been used but not the bone.Gl! ...Read more

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Does having screws and a plate put into fractured ankle increase recovery time?

No: It should actually decrease healing time. The screws and plates are preventing any shifting of the bone. ...Read more

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