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Why does an injury to a bone have a faster recovery/healing time when compared to a muscle or nerve cell?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rich blood supply

Because of the lack of blood supply to cartilage, (a new technique to hasten healing of injuries is to introduce fresh blood flow into the area) whereas the marrow in bones actually produce red blood cells, and bones are actually a honeycomb like structure, and they are constantly being taken apart, and rebuilt, microscopic bit by bit injury to nerve - does not heal since nerve does not grow back.

In brief: Rich blood supply

Because of the lack of blood supply to cartilage, (a new technique to hasten healing of injuries is to introduce fresh blood flow into the area) whereas the marrow in bones actually produce red blood cells, and bones are actually a honeycomb like structure, and they are constantly being taken apart, and rebuilt, microscopic bit by bit injury to nerve - does not heal since nerve does not grow back.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Biology

Tissues in our bodies heal at different rates.
Reasons for this are too extensive for 400 characters. Muscle heals relatively quickly due to good blood supply. Most bones will heal in about 6 weeks in a typical healthy adult (faster in kids with open growth plates, slower in older adults, diabetics, and smokers). Nerve tissue is the slowest healing tissue in our bodies.

In brief: Biology

Tissues in our bodies heal at different rates.
Reasons for this are too extensive for 400 characters. Muscle heals relatively quickly due to good blood supply. Most bones will heal in about 6 weeks in a typical healthy adult (faster in kids with open growth plates, slower in older adults, diabetics, and smokers). Nerve tissue is the slowest healing tissue in our bodies.
Dr. Chad Zooker
Dr. Chad Zooker
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