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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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Can a bone cyst hurt? Was told I had one in tibia when I was young. Having some non-weight bearing very intermittent pain in the area.

Can a bone cyst hurt? Was told I had one in tibia when I was young. Having some non-weight bearing very intermittent pain in the area.

Yes, if...: Bone cysts can cause persistent pain if the cyst has weakened the bone or caused it to fracture. Persistent pain in the region of a known cyst requires repeat imaging. ...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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I fractured my left ankle mind communication in talus bone .I m on non weight bearing on foot for 7 weeks cast?

I fractured my left ankle mind communication in talus bone .I m on non weight bearing on foot for 7 weeks cast?

Yes...: Injuries to the talus may take a long time to heal and may need extended periods of immobilization. ...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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I had an open tib/fib fracture 7 years ago my dr didn't set my fib because it is a non weight bearing bone. Still have leg pain is it because fib?

I had an open tib/fib fracture 7 years ago   my dr didn't set my fib because it is a non weight bearing bone. Still have leg pain  is it because fib?

Unlikely: It is fairly unlikely, but not impossible, by now the fracture is likely healed. It is more likely that in the same injury you also injured some soft tissues in the area such as a ligament or tendon. Consider requesting an MRI if you are having trouble with it. ...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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Exercise (Definition)

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