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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?
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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