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What are some good minerals and herbs to help a bone fusion after having surgery?

What are some good minerals and herbs to help a bone fusion after having surgery?

Calcium / Vit D: Bone does not require any minerals or supplements to heal. However ultra sound ( exogen ) can help stimulate bone growth. ...Read more

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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 occurs during a bone fusion surgery?

What occurs during a bone fusion surgery?

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

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How does foot bone fusion surgery work?

How does foot bone fusion surgery work?

See below: In a simplified answer, the cartillage is removed from the ends of the bones to be fused and then the bones are fixated together with either a screw, screw and plate. This prevents motion of the bone so that it can heal. ...Read more

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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. ?

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. ?

Suboxone: This really depends on the anesthesiologist and the surgeon. Personally I do not stop the suboxone and I add an additional analgesic ( I like Nucynta (tapentadol) IR) to assist with post-op pain. TENS can also be used as well as Exparel injected around the incisions. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Fusion surgery: The bone that is used for the fusion is not placed in the disc space rather along the outside of area of the spine so the disc space is not affect. When using the patient's own bone there is rarely a problem with the bone overgrowing into other spaces. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for a spinal bone spur without any fusion?

Yes: But if the spur come from damaged joint the joint have to be fused otherwise the spur may come back again. ...Read more

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My dr said something about using a bone stimulator after fusion surgery. Can you explain further?

Common: They are commonly used. They are safe and they work. The stimulator is usually external and easy to use. They create an external magnetic field that stimulates bone growth. Check out orthofix.Com. ...Read more

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Broken wrist - why would a wrist fusion surgery be needed, and which bones get fused together? Any advice?

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

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Is bone fusion surgery for a foot an effective treatment?

Is bone fusion surgery for a foot an effective treatment?

Can be: Depending on location, surgeon, age and health of the patient fusion can be very successful. ...Read more

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Fusion (Definition)

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


Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more