Do you know which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

From studies.... ...Surgical stainless is strong but bendable, titanium has about the same elasticity of bone, but if exceeded can break. The selection is up 2 the surgeon to use the implant that hopefully meets his needs 2 treat the fracture. So there are weaknesses in each choice.

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Any suggestions on which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

Different metals . Different companies use different types of metal for their surgical hardware. They are usually made of metals such as titanium alloys, or other alloys containing cobalt-chromium, molybdenum, or nickel. Read more...

Can leg tilt be corrected after bone fracture after 6 years without surgery?

Generally, yes. However, It depends on the bone and the location of the fracture. Long bone fractures have better outcomes after osteotomy (rebreak and realignment) than fractures that extend into joint. At 6 years, even at your young age, if you had a fracture into a joint that healed irregularly, the joint may already have significant wear and tear (degenerative arthritis). See an orthopedic surgeon. Read more...

Is another X-ray needed to check fractured bone after surgery & before starting phy. Thrpy? My doctor told me to do p.T. A week after surgery w/o xray

Trust him/her. I can understand your concern but remember the reason for your surgery was to stabilize your fracture. Your doctor must feel confident that this has been done with the surgical procedure performed. Might have even taken an intra-operative x-ray to assure good alignment. I'll tell you a little secret about surgeons, doctors in general, we want good outcomes otherwise it makes us look bad. Do pt. Read more...

Doctors told that I have to undergo for a surgery for surgical correct ion of long bone fracture My qstn is after accident in how much time It will do?

I'm confused! I don't quite understand your question. But if you are wondering when to get the surgery, discuss the best timing with your doctor. If you are wondering about how long it takes to recover, again that question is best asked by your doctor, who knows how serious your injury is and will have a better idea after the surgery is done, because he will have seen the extent of the damage. Read more...

Do Diclofenac 100mg per day (1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing? My clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery. Stop?

It should not. inhibit healing bones take up to 6 weeks to mend it may be too movable for clavicle to heal and yes surgery may be needed. Read more...
Maybe. It may interfere worth bone healing. Keep in mind, it usually takes about 6 weeks the fracture heal. Would be better to stop the medication and take vitamin D 5000 units daily for 6 weeks to help the bone healing. If the bone is not well aligned, you may need surgery. Read more...

It's bad to eat spicy foos while having a broken bone or surgery?

Not really. Once you've resumed a general diet after surgery or orthopedic repair, there's no reason your food has to be bland. So , spice it up, and enjoy. Good luck. Read more...

How long should you wait before having surgery on a broken bone?

broken bone. Not all broken bones need surgery. Those that do require surgery should be fixed as soon as the soft tissues allow. This varies depending on location. For example, some ankle injuries require a bit longer to allow swelling to resolve before the skin is safe for surgery. Other injuries should be fixed asap such as hip fractures or femur fractures. Talk with your ortho doc. Read more...