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What Are Some Good Minerals And Herbs To Help A Bone Fusion After Having Surgery
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
Fusion (Arthrodesis): The technical term for fusion is arthrodesis. It's commonly used in the spine and joints like hip, knee and ankle. When joints become arthritic and lack cartilage, it's very painful to have bone rubbing on bone as 2 independent surfaces. Fusion attempts to bridge the two surfaces by using bone graft and other biomaterials. Once the surfaces heal together, there's no motion and this reduces pain. ...Read more
How long before I have bone fusion surgery on my foot do I need to stop taking Suboxone so that I may use the pain medication they provide initially. ?
Ortho wants to do bone fusion surgery for nonunion fracture in navicular joint. Should I wear moon boot until surgery?
After a fusion surgery, how does bone growth know how far to go before stopping? Like, how does it know to not leave the previous disc space?
Yes: But if the spur come from damaged joint the joint have to be fused otherwise the spur may come back again. ...Read more
Broken wrist - why would a wrist fusion surgery be needed, and which bones get fused together? Any advice?
Depends on bone: The most common wrist fracture is of the distal radius (a forearm bone). Unless it is completely shattered a fusion of the wrist is rarely needed and than a partial fusion can maintain some motion. The second most common fracture is a scaphoid fracture. If it does not heal or the bone dies then a partial mid-carpal fusion is often performed to preserve motion. See an orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more
A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more
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