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Why Do Bone Injuries Heal Much More Rapidly
Rich blood supply: Because of the lack of blood supply to cartilage, (a new technique to hasten healing of injuries is to introduce fresh blood flow into the area) whereas the marrow in bones actually produce red blood cells, and bones are actually a honeycomb like structure, and they are constantly being taken apart, and rebuilt, microscopic bit by bit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hand injury i was recently in a accident where my hand and wrist were cut open severing the tendons muscles and legaments away from the bone of my thumb. And now I have little use of my hand. How long does an injury like this take to heal and how much of
Which of these two tissue types do you think would heal faster following an injury? (a) cartilage or bone?
Always cartilage: The stages of healing bone fractures are: blood clots are organized by chondroblast cells into cartilage. Then invading osteoblasts convert the cartilage in bone structure; which is constantly being remodeled by both osteoclast ; osteoblast cells ; influenced by blood flow ; stress loads. Yet many genetic, epigenetic ; physiologic controls remain poorly understood. ...Read more
Cell Growth: Cartilage cells, especially the articular cartilage type, are very slow growing cells so they are also very easily damaged and with enough damage these cells die and are replaced with a type of scar tissue that is not a perfect replacement. Bone on the other hand continues to remodel and can ultimately be fully restored. ...Read more
Does deep fingertip injury with exposed bone heal on its own by dressing changes and without surgery?
Maybe: You'll want to make sure the wound was thoroughly cleaned and stitches placed as needed. Pay very close attention to the wound for any signs of infection. If infection spreads to the bone, it is a very serious matter. Definitely get evaluated by your doc if you haven't already. Get well soon! ...Read more
What ligament goes across the talus bone? How does it heal once injured? Is an injury to that ligament a serious one whe it causes pain to walk/stand?
Many: There are several ligaments that attach to the talus-anterior talofibular and posterior talofibular laterally (outside of ankle). Calcaneofibular ligament spans the talus. Medially the deltoid ligament. Most ankle ligaments heal when torn (sprain). This can take several months. If pain persists see your primary care doctor or orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do bone bruises of the ankle take to heal... I've been out of work now 3 weeks...But injury happened 4/27/13.Doc wants to give it more time.
Injury to low back caused pubis shearing for 1 yr. Do has helped 80% diagnosed with myalgia & myositis in thighs & pubic bone area. Will i ever heal?
Can't tell: There is too little information in your question to adequately answer it. Sounds like you should have that conversation with your do or possibly get another opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: It depends if the bone is in good alignment and position so that the ends are together. ...Read more
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