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What does it mean to have a soft bone after surgery on the bone?

What does it mean to have a soft bone after surgery on the bone?

Osteopenia: It is not unusual to develop "disuese osteopenia" after fracture work. When you are not walking on a leg, the bones see less stress and lose some of their bone density. It should revert to normal with time. ...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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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

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

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Woud you please discuss the complications of soft bone after total hip replacement surgery?

Woud you please discuss the complications of soft bone after total hip replacement surgery?

Fracture: The biggest issue with soft bone (osteoporosis) is fracture during implant insertion. Therefore, i'd recommend having a hybrid hip replacement, in which the femoral component is cemented in place. ...Read more

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Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Possibly: Depending on where your spurs were removed from will help with the answer to this question. In general, bone spurs will no return. But, in some cases over many years there might be a recurrence of bone in the same location. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a bone spur go away without surgery?

No: Generally the symptoms get better however.Usually doesn't need surgery. ...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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Without surgery, how are bone spurs treated?

Without surgery, how are bone spurs treated?

Depend on cause: If due to excessive tension on tendon or ligament inserting into bone, this must be eliminated. Stop excessive pressure on particular bone involved. ...Read more

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How bad is bone lengthening surgery for you?

How bad is bone lengthening surgery for you?

Bad: Terriblle idea for cosmetic reasons only indications huge length discrepancies or some dwarfisms 100%complicat rate pintract infections scarring pain significant. Ilizarov develoed thes techniquics to salvage severly injured limbs in stead of amputation. ...Read more

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Can smoking really make a bone surgery fail?

Can smoking really make a bone surgery fail?

Yes: Smoking causes the blood vessels to constrict causing less oxygen flow to the areas of the body that need the oxygen for healing after a surgery. ...Read more

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What is the bone spur surgery recovery time.?

What is the bone spur surgery recovery time.?

It depends where in : The body the spur is that is being removed. ...Read more

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Could having surgery on your talus bone hurt?

Could having surgery on your talus bone hurt?

Surgery : Can hurt no matter what the procedure or bone to be operated on is. ...Read more

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Why would doctors use titanium in bone surgery?

Surgeon preference: This may be an implant style preference of this may be a selection made on the basis of a known allergy that the patient has to other surgical implant options. ...Read more

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Does the bone heal back after a laminaectomy surgery.

No: they remove the lamina. after several years, it can appear on MRI that the resected Bone has grown back, but by CT we always see a defect ...Read more

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What kinds of bone plates used in cranio-facial surgery?

What kinds of bone plates used in cranio-facial surgery?

Usually titanium: Plates and screws used in craniofacial surgery are usually titanium. Some are stainless steel or cobalt-chromium. There are also resorbable (absorbed by the body over time) non-metal plates and screws. ...Read more

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Why do some bone spurs return after surgery to remove them?

No short ans. : Bone spurs occur as a result of progressive remodeling, usually in response to increased physiologic stress on the bone as a result of cartilage loss (arthritis). Removing them does not change the physiology of the arthritic joint, thus they tend to recur. ...Read more

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