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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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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 to do if i broke my left ankle mind communication in talus bone .I m on non weight bearing on foot for 7 weeks cast?

What to do if i broke my left ankle mind communication in talus bone .I m on non weight bearing on foot for 7 weeks cast?

Comminuted fracture: Unfortunately, bone healing takes a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Staying compliant with non-weightbearing orders until then and eating a healthy diet, not smoking and (my preference) not taking NSAIDs (as there is evidence that they inhibit healing) are all important. If your injury looks anything like the attached photo, your healing time could be much longer (12+ weeks) minimum to a year. ...Read more

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Is there usually a period of non-weight bearing after ankle arthroscopy if bone spurs are removed from leg bones? No-microfracture of talus.

As comfort dictates: There is no specific reason that you can not put weight after arthroscopic spur removal. Weight bearing a tolerated usually is your status. Keep the ankle elevated higher than your heart for first few days to decrease swelling. It will hurt to walk on it initially so walkonit if you like to suffer, . As usual it is best to follow the protocol of your surgeon who did it, theyknow the situation best. ...Read more

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After 6 weeks non weight bearing from surgery on malleolus fracture, when can I go on the HCG weight loss protocol without affecting the bone regrowth?

After 6 weeks non weight bearing from surgery on malleolus fracture, when can I go on the HCG weight loss protocol without affecting the bone regrowth?

Any time is a good. : ...time. Fractures R likely 2 heal no mater what. Even malnourished people can heal their fractures. The bone healing process is given preferential treatment by the body it steals what it needs from wherever it resides in Ur body. B sure U get enough calcium & protein. Starting on an exercise program needs the ok from Ur ortho surgeon. ...Read more

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What happens to your bones if you don't do weight-bearing activities?

What happens to your bones if you don't do weight-bearing activities?

Bones weaken: Bones respond to and need weight bearing to remain healthy. Unhealthy bones can become osteopenic whereby the bone mass decreases. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 2 weeks ago on crutches for a week and in an air brace swelling not going down at all not weight bearing bone hurting out in side?

Are you elevating: The ankle above your heart for at least 30 minutes ever 2 hours? Are you able to ice it? Have you had pain and swelling higher up in the leg than you would expect considering the location of the injury? And lastly have you been evaluated by an orthopedist? One concern I have is the development of a deep vein clot due to trauma and decreased movement due to injury. I think you should be rexamined. ...Read more

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