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Bone fractures for 14 weeks and not healing. Normal? Bone scan and CT scan done stating serve trauma, which i haven't had. No sign of healing.

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not normal

The fractures may be the result of an abnormality of the bones, ie.
Pathologic fractures. Multiple possible causes including hyperparathyroidism, ingestion/overproduction of glucocorticoids, multiple myeloma, leukemia, metastases, osteogenesis imperfecta, mafucci syndrome, etc. These fractures warrant an explanation if they aren't the result of trauma.

In brief: Not normal

The fractures may be the result of an abnormality of the bones, ie.
Pathologic fractures. Multiple possible causes including hyperparathyroidism, ingestion/overproduction of glucocorticoids, multiple myeloma, leukemia, metastases, osteogenesis imperfecta, mafucci syndrome, etc. These fractures warrant an explanation if they aren't the result of trauma.
Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Dr. Martin Raff
Maffucci syndrome is a sporadic disease characterized by the presence of multiple enchondromas associated with multiple hemangiomas. Quite uncommon, but as indicated by Dr. Daniel this has to be diagnosed by seeing a physician familiar with these issues and only after thorough evaluation.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Several causes

14 weeks is prolonged time for most fracture healing.
Delayed fracture healing usually related to wide separation of fracture fragments, underlying neuromuscular insufficiency, underlying metabolic abnormality (rickets, osteomalacia) with deficiency in calcium, phosphorus, or bone matrix.Dysplasia of underlying bone can also prolong healing. Nonunion or pseudarthrosis may result, needing surgery.

In brief: Several causes

14 weeks is prolonged time for most fracture healing.
Delayed fracture healing usually related to wide separation of fracture fragments, underlying neuromuscular insufficiency, underlying metabolic abnormality (rickets, osteomalacia) with deficiency in calcium, phosphorus, or bone matrix.Dysplasia of underlying bone can also prolong healing. Nonunion or pseudarthrosis may result, needing surgery.
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