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Which Bone Is Easiest To Break In Your Hand
Depends?: None are particularly "easy" to break. Probably the most common bone in the hand that we see broken on a regular basis is the end of the last hand bone (5th metacarpal). This is a "boxer's fracture" an is usually due to punching something harder than the bone! usually out of anger! then the distal ends of the fingers because they get caught in doors and such. Some wrist bones too! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Fracture in the hand: Arm and forearm and elbow patternsof injury differ by age and mechanism significantly. A better question may be what is the most common bone injured in the hand in an elderly adult who falls on an outstretched hand. Or what is the most common bone way a bone is fractured in a child age 6-10 who falls on their elbow. I can go on ! ...Read more
Yes: It is possible.If soreness, swelling, bruising persist, get an x-ray. ...Read more
What is the easiest bone to break in your arm? How is it usually broken? What is the main reason for a broken arm?
What is the easiest way to break your arm? What are the requirements for a cast to go over the thumb along with over the forearm?
????: Why would you ask such a question??? ...Read more
Bone density: At age 50 you should not have lost much, if any, bone. Strengthening the skin over your knuckles (how does one do that?) has no effect on your bone density at your age. Are you male or female? If female, are you still menstruating? If so, you don't need to worry about your bones unless you have other major problems that could affect your health. If male there is little need for bone density. ...Read more
Teeth: Yes. If you get hit in mouth and get teeth knocked out. ...Read more
Is it possible that a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?
Immobilization: There are many ways to immobilize a broken bone. Most commonly is a cast, using a plaster or fiberglass cast to the entire length of the involved bone, including the joints above and below the break. Other ways include "internal fixation" where a metal plate or rod is placed either in or on the bone. Lastly is external fixation, where a bar is on the outside of the body attached w/ pins & screws. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bone Grafts: May be harvested from anywhere in your own body and used as effective bone filler where needed. Be careful, though, not to compromise donor site structures. There is very little bone to be harvested from a bunion surgery. Much better to harvest from the pelvis or from flaired portions of the tibia. This may also depend on the type of bone needed, cortical vs cancellous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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