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Strength Of Bones After Break
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Are removal or orthopedic fixation devices (eg. Screws/plates), the bones remodel and fill in the defects left by the hardware. ...Read more
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
How to regain complete mobility in hand and joints after wrist fracture like before and also suggest strengthening exercises after wrist fracture.
Physical,therapy: And stretching and strengthening.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Complete fracture of radius and ulna, now from the xray it is on bayonet apposition how long will it heal and build callus?
If my epiphyseal lines of the metacarpals and phalanges are already closed does the bone plates may other parts of my body will allow for furthergrow?
Yes: The distal femur is usually the last to close at 17 you could be at the end of growth but it certainly can continue for longer esp in a male. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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