why do bone injuries heal much more rapidly than injuries to cartilage

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Dr. Mary Efremov answered:

How is repetitive motion injuries treated?

Avoidance

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avoiding what caused is the single biggest help
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How do professional guitarists prevent repetitive motion injuries?

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Water
I would guess, like all other activities, limbering up prior to the activity. The great guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani has been reported to place his forearms in warm water prior to playing to warm up and limber up.
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Dr. John E. Stork answered:

What sort of disease is a cartilage disorder?

Joints...

Rheumatoid_arthritis
Cartilage is the smooth substance lining most joints. Some disorders are hereditary, involving production and structure of the cartilage. Much more common are problems like osteoarthritis - a degeneration of the cartilage due to wear and tear, obesity, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and also can affect cartilage.
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Dr. Dinh Bui answered:

Will exposed bone resulting from a bone graft heal itself?

Yes, but compromised

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All wounds will heal in time. However, exposed bone during grafting will compromise the result of the graft. Most often this is due to infection. Must keep the area clean. Consult the dentist/surgeon who do the graft.
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I am facing a bone graft to heal my broken humerous. Are there alternatives to the graft?

Nonunion

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Nonunions can be very problematic. If you have tried vitamin d and calcium supplements as well as a bone stimulator and your fracture shows little signs of healing, then bone graft may be your option. Studies have suggested that PRP or bone marrow aspirate may also be of benefit.
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Dr. Kevin Carson answered:

Is there a bone disease that is more present in african americans?

No

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Not that I know of. Sickle cell anemia which is more prevelant in African Americans can cause a type I'd bone destruction.
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Do rotator cuff injuries heal naturally?

Rotator Cuff injury

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Rotator cuff tears are either partial or full thickness. If the tear is not painful and there is not significant weakness then no surgery needs to be done. Rotator cuff tears do not usually heal naturally. You can get some scarring back down, but that is not predictable. Patients not electing for surgery usually recover with PT, but that is more for partial tears.
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Do rotator cuff injuries ever heal completely?

Yes

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A strain of the rotator cuff usually heals in 6-8 weeks. Rotator cuff tears in general do not heal unless surgically repaired. Surgical treatment is generally done arthroscopically (using a small camera). Most patients (90%) have improvement and are satisfied with surgery. Healing of the tendon after surgical repair is dependent on the size and type of tear as well how old the tear is.
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Is it alright to use marijuana to help heal an eye injury?

no

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Marijuana could allow you to ignore the injury for a while, but any eye injury needs urgent evaluation by an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) to treat sight threatening damage. Marijuana has no healing capability.
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How long does it take for an eye injury to heal?

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Eye injuries vary in there severity and length of recovery. If minor, recovery can be a few days as in a corneal abrasion. If severe, as in a laceration of the eyeball, recovery may never completely recover, particularly in regard of vision.
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