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What is the typical pain level of a bone marrow biopsy?

What is the typical pain level of a bone marrow biopsy?

Bone arrow biopsy: The bones are covered with a tissue called periosteum which has pain nerve fibres and is very sensitive to any injury. The doctor should numb the skin as well as this deeper layer. The needle is large but proper numbing would eliminate most of the pain. Once the numbing wears off, pain returns in a few hours but should be tolerable. Ice or tylenol (acetaminophen) will be helpful. ...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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What is bone metabolism in relation to healing of a fracture?

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What is bone metabolism in relation to healing of a fracture?

Metabolism: Bone is living tissue, and bone metabolism simply refers to the cellular activity of bone, whether that bone is healing from a fracture or responding to the normal activities of everyday life. In fracture healing, a combination of osteoblastic (bone forming) and osteoclastic (bone breakdown) activity occurs which ultimately leads to healing of the bone. ...Read more

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What is a microtrabecular fracture of the tibia? Is it the same as a tibial plateau fracture?

What is a microtrabecular fracture of the tibia? Is it the same as a tibial plateau fracture?

Micro trabecular: In layman's terms a microtrabecular fracture is basically a deep bone bruise. This is a diagnosis only seen on MRI and not on regular x-rays. Generally this implies a less severe injury compared to a standard fracture. ...Read more

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What is a prominent navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone? What is the treatment?

What is a prominent navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone? What is the treatment?

Navicular is a bone: In the midfoot, if it is prominent it sticks out a bit. Treatment may include smart shoe selection so there is no rubbing, padding the area, or shaving the prominence in the operating room. (The latter done by the doctor, not by you of course) ...Read more

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What is the difference between a fractured heel bone and a heel spur?

What is the difference between a fractured heel bone and a heel spur?

A great deal: The fracture can require surgery 3 months of no weight bearings comes after a fall onto your feet the spur is soft tissue inflamation at the attatchment to the heel bone from chronic plantar fasciaitis. Notrauma required removal of spur dosent relieve pain frequently. ...Read more

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What is a microfracture of the cuboid and cuneiform bones of right foot?

Micro fracture: Is tiny fractures of the bone and usually picked up on mri. Treatment would be immobilization and non weightbearing with rest. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of spur in heel bone?.

What is the treatment of spur in heel bone?.

Arch supports: Heel pain, often described as heel spurs or heel spur syndrome is rarely the result of the spur, but instead mechanical overloading and inflammation of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone. This usually responds well to arch supports, antiinflammatories, injections and stretching. Also frequently due to worn shoes so go ahead and replace with good quality supportive athletic shoes. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the cuboid bone?

A tendon injury: Sometimes, instead of a tendon tearing (a sprain) it pulls off the bone. It often takes a small piece of bone with it. This is called an avulsion fracture and is generally treated like a sprain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a bone spur on the fifth metatarasal bone of the feet?

Spurs: Its possible to get "spurs" or osteophytes in multiple locations. A bone spur in the fifth metatarsal area would be rare but possible. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a stress fracture in the 5th metatarsal bone?

What is the treatment for a stress fracture in the 5th metatarsal bone?

Varies: Protected walking in a CAM boot or no weightbearing at all depending on the location of the injury within the bone. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat stress fracture of my talus bone?

What is the best way to treat stress fracture of my talus bone?

Stress fracture: The best way is to follow the directions of your treating physician, which I am certain involve either non weight bearing or cam walker or casting. Second guessing your doc rarely works out well. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bone spur?

What exactly is a bone spur?

A bone prominence: Bone spurs can occur anywhere and when not associated with arthritis are usually painless. Sometimes they can cause irritation of a tendon or ligame leading to pain. ...Read more

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What is metaplastic bone in a ligament.

What is metaplastic bone in a ligament.

Metaplasia: Metaplasia is a non malignant change is an organ or tissue. For example, the esophagus if exposed to acid from the stomach can undergo intestinal metaplasia. It becomes similar to the lining of the intestine. In your case trauma has likely caused damage to a ligament which eventually calcified and then became bone. Hopefully this doesn't cause any symptoms. ...Read more

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What is bone marrow edema around the superior calcaneous?

Unclear question: Bone marrow edema is not a clinical entity. If you have swelling in the foot or ankle, that could be due to many reasons, e.g., local injury, or abnormal veins; if both sides are affected, then it may be due heart failure, low blood protein, and side effect of some medications. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a stress fracture on the 5th metatarsal bone?

What is the treatment for a stress fracture on the 5th metatarsal bone?

Stress fracture: Hard sole shoe or walking boot. May need period of rest, nonweightbearing, & crutches. ...Read more

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What is the broken collar bone recovery timeline?

6-12 weeks: The time it takes for your clavicle or collarbone to heal depends on several factors: 1) the location of the fracture, i.e. In middle or at the end of the bone 2) the alignment of the broken ends 3) your age - children heal more quickly than adults (who may need up to 12 weeks). Treatment is conservative and include a splint to keep your shoulder from moving, a sling for your arm and pain meds. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of a hip fracture?

What is the pathophysiology of a hip fracture?

Too much stress: All fractures occur when more stress is applied to the bone then the bone can tolerate. ...Read more

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What is the timing of fusion of metatarsal bones after fracture?

Weeks: Generally 6-8 weeks depending on the alignment of fracture, bone quality and other factors; it can be up to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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