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Why do bones remodel themselves?

Why do bones remodel themselves?

Because they can: Bone remodelling is the body's way of correcting a deformity after a fracture as one example. The bone will remodel according to the stresses applied to it . Orthopedist know how much of a deformity a bone can have and still remodel back to a function status. ...Read more

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 your sitz bone?

What is your sitz bone?

Sorry am unable --: To understand the question clearly. There is no such thing, that i know, called sitz bone. The bones we sit on are the ischiums. Sitz baths are used for hemorrhoids or after surgery for them. You might rephrase the question, if i haven't answered it to your satisfaction. Looking forward to hear from you. ...Read more

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Whats a bone spur?

Whats a bone spur?

Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. They are important to note since they can be near nerves, etc. And may have to be removed. ...Read more

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Sesmoid bone injury?

Sesmoid bone injury?

Arthritis or fractur: Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe with every step taken. It will be difficult to perform many weight bearing activities. Most patients do not have pain when at rest. Could be treated by consevatie means. Or surgical means. ...Read more

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What is bone fusion?

What is bone fusion?

Making 2 bones 1: Typically a bone fusion is done for an arthritic joint. The cartilage from the joint is removed and the 2 ends of the bone are put together. When they heal, they fuse together and make one bone. Some times more complex fusion are performed with multiple bones. This is a great operation for pain relief, but motion is lost at the fusion site. ...Read more

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What is a bone spur?

What is a bone spur?

Bone spur: A bone spur or "osteophyte" is a reaction of the bone to grow in response to an abnormal mechanical stress. Most of the time this is seen around joints and are one of the responses to osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What are bone spurs?

What are bone spurs?

Bone spurs : Build up of bone around joints from trauma or abnormal wear and tear. Spurs around the heel are cause from ligaments and tendons pulling on the bone. Spurs are generally not treated unless they are causing pain. The only way to get rid of a spur is to physically remove it(surgery). Nsaid's and steroids may be helpful for general joint pain. ...Read more

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What is a bone island?

What is a bone island?

Not tropical island.: A bone island is an incidental finding of an x-ray demonstrating one type of bone, typically cortical, growing inside another type of bone, typically cancellous. A bone island is also called an enostosis. ...Read more

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What's a bone scan for?

What's a bone scan for?

Bone metabolism: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radio tracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase(5-10 min) and late phase(2-3 hr) imaging. Increased uptake is seen in fractures, tumors, infection, etc. Decreased activity is seen in metal artifacts, aggressive tumor/infection, & loss of blood supply to bones. Bone scan very sensitive but not specific. ...Read more

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