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What Does It Mean To Have A Soft Bone After Surgery On The Bone
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
Broken tibia, no surgery - the soft bone around the break has all formed, how long should it take to harden/calcify? It's been 9 weeks since the break
Get re-evaluated....: If a fracture is splinted properly a normal bone repair time is 4 to 6 weeks. If you have not seen this result you should see an orthopedic surgeon. There are folks that heal slower. There are problems with healing like delayed union and non union. Your doctor can help you with this. ...Read more
I had orif surgery on my clavical 6 weeks ago, the break still has a gap in it with no bone growth. Is this normal and could it mean further surgery?
Puzzle: Clavicle normally not operated on. Gaps make it much less likely to heal. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Do cosmetic surgery has any mean to increase the bone size let's say wrist and legs bone if they are too tiny?
When doctor removes lymph nodes during prostatectomy surgery, if they are positive for cancer. What does that mean? Bone scan & MRI were both neg.!
Had knee surgery due to a fracture on my tibia bone and now That I returned to my normal duties my ankle is in a lot of pain and it swells up and it keeps me from walking. What does this mean what is wrong?
Hard to say: It does suggest that you have something " wrong" with your ankle. Perhaps in the same injury in which you injured your knee your ankle was also injured. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...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
Possibly: Ask the surgeon. The bone may need to be sent for testing. ...Read more
Various: There are many metal types used. Most are alloys and are not one metal. Some plates are stainless steel. Some are titanium. Most nails or rods are made of titanium. Joint replacements are made of many different alloys and there are too many to list here. Most common is cobalt chrome. ...Read more
Fracture repair: "bone fixation surgery" typically refers to repair/reconstruction of broken bones with plate and screws, screws alone, or intramedullary rods. ...Read more
See your surgeon: It seems that this question should be directed to your surgeon. ...Read more
Not normal: Bone should never be exposed outside the skin. Open fractures are timed for surgical repair because of the high risk. Regardless of pain, or recent surgery this needs to be evaluated by your doc. ...Read more
Titanium: Most recent metal implants are made of titanium because of use of magnetic resonance imaging ferrous or iron compounds heat up in magnet and can be drawn into magnet. Patients are interogated about pacemakers, internal metal objects, surgical implant and procedures involving metal insertion prior to scanning. ...Read more
No: Although the jaw and facial bones are dynamic in nature and always changing according to adaptation/need, it is not possible to "move the facial bone/s forward". ...Read more
Cant I be help for fast recovry after the surgery of navicular accessery bone? What is the fast recovery of surgry?
Fracture: Navicular- carpel bone of wrist very important to thumb function which requires 3 of 8 carpel bones at its base. Follow dr. Orders, and let nature do its job at healing. Can't mess with natural course healing. Again this is very important bone. Pending type fracture which in this case required surgery makes it complicated. Maybe 6-12 weeks pending complications. Trust your dr. For details. ...Read more
Just as a bunıon can be removed through through surgery could the bone growth on my mıddle fınger be removed too?
Probably: Have it evaluated by a hand surgeon to determine what it is and the best treatment for it. ...Read more
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