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Why Is It So Hard To Grow The Shin Bone Once Growth Plates Have Closed
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
Naturalheightgrowth.com says some women's growth plates NEVER close like a woman whose Xray showed tibia not closed at age 39. Is there truth to that?
Yes but..: Even though the growth plates may not completely close it does not mean the person will continue to grow ...Read more
Several things: He/she will listen to you, perform an exam, possibly run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
After a hard impact (martial arts) my shin bone seems to have been chipped. The area is now all mushy, how long before it is replaced with hard bone?
Contusion: It is more likely that you have a hematoma (collection of blood after an injury). The shin area is very commonly involved since there is a small amount of flesh between the skin and the bone. It will resolve in a month or 2. If you think you have a bone chip get it x-rayed . ...Read more
My husband noticed a hard lump on his left shin bone today. He is wondering what it could be. He has no pain, no specific injury remembered?
Should get X-ray: There are a number of reasons for bumps on bone, trauma is one, other causes are benign or malignant. Benign causes include endochondroma, osteochondroma, nonossifying fibroma, chondroblastoma, osteoid osteoma, osteoblastoma, periosteal chondroma, giant cell tumor, and chondromyxoid fibroma. Malignant lesions in that age range include osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma or ewing's sarcoma. See a md. ...Read more
Have a lump on my left shin bone. is very hard and does not move, has been there for several months now. should I get this checked out?
To the right of my shin bone like on the side there is like a really hard bruse that looks like a lump what could it be I'm scared ?
I HAVE A HARD LUMP NEXT TO MY SHIN BONE & AM VERY WORRIED WHAT IT IS, IT ISNT RED OR VISABLE, I CAN JUST FEEL IT. IT ISN'T PAINFUL.
Scratching today and noticed a small hard ball on my shin bone (size of bb pellet or very small pea). What could this be?
Hard to tell: This is something that needs to be seen in "real time" by your doctor. ...Read more
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