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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

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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Do cosmetic surgery has any mean to increase the bone size let's say wrist and legs bone if they are too tiny?

Do cosmetic surgery has any mean to increase the bone size let's say wrist and legs bone if they are too tiny?

No: cosmetic surgery has no place in bone surgery. Only in a reconstructive sense would bone grafts be employed for functional deficits. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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What type of metal do they use for bone reconstructive surgery?

What type of metal do they use for bone reconstructive surgery?

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

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What is the definition or description of: bone fixation surgery?

What is the definition or description of: bone fixation surgery?

Fracture repair: "bone fixation surgery" typically refers to repair/reconstruction of broken bones with plate and screws, screws alone, or intramedullary rods. ...Read more

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Bone sticking out from back after surgery. Is this normal? It doesn't hurt.

Bone sticking out from back after surgery. Is this normal? It doesn't hurt.

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

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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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What kind of metal is the rod in my humerus bone made of. Surgery was 1 month ago?

What kind of metal is the rod in my humerus bone made of. Surgery was 1 month ago?

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

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Is this forwards development of the facial bone possible in adults without surgery?

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

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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

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What kind of dr do I need to remove a bone that is impacted in my sinus wall? This bone came from a surgery on other side of sinus

ENT is choice: Presumably you know about your "impacted" bone in your sinuses because you had a scan or a nasopharyngoscopy or perhaps surgery. The only doctor who is competent to investigate further (might not be surgery by the way) in an ent, also known as an otolaryngologist. ...Read more