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Danielle Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
68 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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What is the most common bone to break?

What is the most common bone to break?

Age Dependent: The most commonly broken bone in those younger than 75 is the distal radius (a wrist fracture), with finger fractures very common as well. After the age of 75 hip fractures become more common, but wrist fractures remain the most common. ...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


Dr. James Wallace Dr. Wallace
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
43 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Is tendon snapping common after bone breaks?

Is tendon snapping common after  bone breaks?

Don't swallow bones.: Bones are not easily digestible, but the real risk of swallowing fish bones is that they may pierce the esophagus and become stuck. It is the small bones that pose the greatest risk. It is best to remove bones before eating or to be extremely careful. If a bone sticks in your throat go to the er for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Henley Dr. Henley
Surgery - Hand Surgery
16 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Is a tendon snapping common after a bone break?

Is a tendon snapping common after a bone break?

Not Very: It's not very common, but possible. Depending on how long it's been after the break has healed, the snapping could be due to 1) swelling in the tendon lining, 2) swelling in a joint if the fracture and tendon are near the joint, or 3) increased pressure on the tendon because of deformity (misalignment) of the fracture. Usually this gets better as the swelling decreases over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Galante Dr. Galante
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Is it common to have tendon snapping after a bone break?

Is it common to have tendon snapping after a bone break?

No.: Tendons have the ability to stretch, so it would be unusual to have a tendon snap. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Matthew Enna Dr. Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
16 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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What is the most common treatment for a dislocated collar bone?

What is the most common treatment for a dislocated collar bone?

Non-operative care: A collarbone (clavicle) can be dislocated both at the shoulder - an acromioclavicular dislocation ("separated shoulder") or much less commonly at the center of the chest (a sternoclavicular dislocation). The ac dislocation has six types, types 1-3 are the most common. Generally, treatment is conservative, with early motion and advancing activities as tolerated. Common rugby/footbal/hockey injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Clive Segil Dr. Segil
Orthopedic Surgery
54 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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What is the most common treatment for a bone cyst?

What is the most common treatment for a bone cyst?

Nothing: Except if it is very large and in a vulnerable area like the neck of the femur which coild result in a fracture through the cyst treated successfully by injecting the cyst with cortisone or other bone forming substances rarely needs a bone graft. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What is the most common treatment for bone cancer?

What is the most common treatment for bone cancer?

There's no common-: -treatment for bone tumors. The treatment is driven by the diagnosis. Benign or malignant, and also location & type. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Chimenti Dr. Chimenti
Sports Medicine
23 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What is the most common type of bone injury to the elbow?

What is the most common type of bone injury to the elbow?

Fracture: If you are asking about most common fracture about the elbow, then the radial head is the answer. Simple bone contusions are more common than fractures however. ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel Dr. Wenzel
Podiatry
10 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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How soon can bone break be diagnosed?

Xray: Usually it can be diagnosed as soon as an xray is taken. ...Read more

Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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What is the most painful bone to break?

Any broken bone is: Painful, some more due to the associated injury to nerves/tendons may be more painful, in some people with low pain threshold, while others with a high threshold wouldn't have that much pain. Pain is an individual response to a broken bone or any other injury, meaning its of different intensity in different people. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper Dr. Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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How does a bone with titanium plate break?

How does a bone with titanium plate break?

Didnt heal: A plate is placed to hold a bone in place and allow healing. If the bone goes on to nonunion (doesnt heal), the plate is subjected to stress and will eventually break. It is also possible to fracture the treated bone above or below the plate. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How badly can it hurt when you break a bone?

Very painful: It is usually very painful because of all the nerve ending in the membrane that covers bone. ...Read more

Dr. Jerry Miles Dr. Miles
Podiatry
22 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Can too much bone grow back after a bone break?

Bone repair: Yes over growth of bone happens. The bone is responding to the trauma and begins to make more bone. Some if that bone is called callus and is used to stabilize the bone on the outside while the inside repairs. Bone spurs also develop as bone is trying to repair itself ...Read more

Dr. Gustavo Galante Dr. Galante
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Is it possible to break a bone without it hurting?

Is it possible to break a bone without it hurting?

In general, no.: Pain is always a matter of perception, and some individuals feel very little while others aere very sensitive to painful stimuli. A fracture or broken bone is usually very painful. However, a fracture that is not subject to heavy loads may not be painful until stessed. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What would be a way to get the courage to break a bone?

Your own bone?: If it is your own bone - you shouldn't be breaking it. When a bone does require re-breaking it should be done by a trained physician. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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If you break your bone does it get stronger afterwards?

No: Despite the quote by friedrich wilhelm nietzsche - what doesn't kill you will not always make you stronger. ...Read more