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Tibia Bone Fracture Healing Time
I have a tibia bone fracture, I am with cast from 3 months. I would like to know how many days will it take to heal. Why is there a delay in recovery?
Bone: Takes approximately 5-8 weeks to heal. Smoking or low vitamin d levels can cause delay in bone healin as could motion between the bony fragments. Questions specific to your case should be directed to the doctor who is looking at your xrays as they are the only one who knows what is going on. ...Read more
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
Not necessarily: Hopefully the fracture is well aligned and it can still be casted or immobilized if it is not nor must determine if the position needs to be corrected by manipulation or surgery always tell my patient better to have a negative x-ray than hope it's not broken and find out that it healed in the wrong position. ...Read more
Some humor.: .....Injury, pain, swelling then the body starts an inflammatory response. It cleans up the debris, blood &edema fluid.In a few days 2 a week the clot between the bones begins to organize and form a framework 4 the new stem cells to grow into and form osteoblasts that make new bone as they penetrate into the fibrous clot lattice work. New bone forms (callus), lump. Then remodel 2 accept stress. ...Read more
50year old male had L1comprassion bone fracture .whith history of osteoprosis what. is the best recomended treatment and the cost in Amirca?
Many considerations: Treatment for an L1 compression fracture depends on the severity of compression and if there is any neurologic compromise or bone fragments extruded into the spinal canal. A minor wedge compression fracture is always treated nonoperatively. Treatment of the underlying osteoporosis is an important medical condition, and can be addressed by the primary care physician or orthopedic specialists. ...Read more
If someone have a fractured bone, should he continue taking his femara (letrozole) for his gynocmastia, does estrogen have any effects on bone healing ?
Stop Femara (letrozole): Hello, unusual to read that a 17 year old male is taking Femara. Femara/letrozole is an estrogen inhibitor and used to treat breast cancer in women. It is not approved for use in males. One of its serious side effects is bone fracture. Inhibiting estrogen reduces the strength of bones. I recommend you stop taking Femara and see your doctor right away to discuss. Good luck! ...Read more
It seems so: While the exact way in which estrogen affects bone is not known, the hormone seems to affect the process called bone remodeling. Bone is constantly being built up by the action of cells called osteoblasts and simultaneously being broken down through the action of cells called osteoclasts. Estrogen seems to affect both these functions in a way that would promote bone formation and fracture healing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Question about bone fracture. If you break your leg, will it end up longer than the other leg, due to growth during healing?
Dehydration, meds, : Severe muscle spasms can come from sports injuries, orthopedic injuries, dehydration, medication side effects such as decongestants, low potassium, abnormal calcium, abnormal phosphorus, muscle pulls, tendon strains, and more. Often time it helps getting lab work, drinking at least half your weight in ounces of water and eating yellow mustard. Other people keep a bar of soap under the covers. ...Read more
A hand orthopedist.: Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently. Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho. ...Read more
What is the bulging deposit that forms around the area of the break during the healing of a fractured bone?
Yes: The vast majority do.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have wrist drop due to bone fracture from last four month now i hve to wait or go for the nerve treatment?
YES: Research confirms that vit d & calcium speed the healing of fractures, here is study that used only 800 iu of d & 1000 mg of calcium that showed benefits: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15386160 choose calcium citrate. I advise 5-8000 iu of vit d, at least 1 mg of vit k2, vit c 1-2, 000 mg 2x/day, magnesium & boron as well. See http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/nutrition-bone-healing-2991.Html. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do Diclofenac 100mg per day(1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing?my clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery.stop?
Maybe: It may interfere worth bone healing. Keep in mind, it usually takes about 6 weeks the fracture heal. Would be better to stop the medication and take vitamin D 5000 units daily for 6 weeks to help the bone healing. If the bone is not well aligned, you may need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On average 6-8 weeks: There are several factors that can affect healing a broken bone...severity of the break, bone that is broken, existing medical problems and how controlled they are (ie diabetes, thyroid disease, osteopenia, osteoporosis, low vitamin D, etc.), as well as smoking history. On average, it takes a simple fracture 6-8 weeks to heal. Sometimes longer if any of the above listed conditions exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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