Questions tagged [bones]

Questions pertaining to any of the pieces of hard, whitish tissue making up the skeleton in humans and other vertebrates.

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Is chlorine a good activator of osteoblasts? [migrated]

I have read on the internet that Fluorine, which is a group 17 element is a good activator of osteoblasts. Since elements down the same group has similar properties, I’m wondering if Chlorine is a ...
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Bone Demineralization in Situ

Very often, people need a surgery for lengthening, shortertening bones. Surgeons can perform osteotomy and place bone fragments in corrent position, or can place a distractor for further steps. Most ...
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Why does body movement still affect fractured bone when it is immobilized?

Let's assume we have a type 1 closed fracture in the coronoid process: The treatment is to immobilize that joint in plaster. However, the patient should also limit their movement. I wonder why ...
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Can your finger bones grow thicker after extreme pressure or use?

I've noticed that after I put extreme, ridiculous pressure on my fingers one night, my fingers for the last week look really chunky, a lot rougher and thicker. I feel like it's the bones themselves, ...
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Can finger bones get thicker from extreme use and pressure? [duplicate]

I've noticed that after I put extreme pressure on my fingers for the last week my fingers look really chunky, a lot rougher and thicker. I feel like it's the bones themselves, not retention. Can ...
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Can a Solid Bone-Like bone “extension” be used?

I've always wondered if instead of the silicon-based implants for some parts of the body, particularly the chin, could be substituted with a solid piece of material, maybe plastic or even titanium or ...
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What makes an airport luggage scanner different from an X-ray scanner used in a hospital

Once upon a time I had an great idea. Instead of checking if my bones were broken or not for a price. I would make it totally free by putting my arms in a scanner used in a building and show the ...
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I always thought mouth breathing was a joke

After watching shows like Stranger Things, I just assumed the term mouth breather was a joke (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opUP0Nag9pQ). However, after doing a little research, it seems to be a ...
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How does breastfeeding protect the mother's bones?

Every time that I look up breastfeeding benefits for the mom I get these main 3 along with others: Decreased chance of breast cancer Decreased chance of ovarian cancer Decreased chance of ...
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Can “face pulling” or “bone pulling” really move/remodel bones in adults?

Face pulling is a technique some people use to try and move their maxillas/cheekbones/etc. more forward. It's basically biting on some object and slowly and steadily pulling with tension forward and ...
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Is Cow Milk unhealthy?

My Vegan friend tells me that dairy products and cow milk are actually unhealthy. He says that drinking milk increases the risk of getting cancer and that it actually impedes the bone's intake of ...
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What contagious diseases can be diagnosed by x-ray test on chest?

I'm going to work in a pasta manufacturing company/factory. Egyptian law states that I must not catch any contagious diseases to be able to work there. I was asked to do a chest x-ray test. The ...
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What is the tailbone for?

As every "evolution guy" says, "Our tailbone is a remnant of our evolution" But a site says, "It helps you about sitting" Does our tailbone really help us sit?
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Location of olecranon

I've read that your olecranon is the tip of your elbow. But what about the point that I've marked with the green X on the below image? If you were getting pain there, would it still be classed as ...
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Fish bone stuck in my throat [closed]

I ate fish at lunch yesterday, kinda felt something in my throat, i assumed it'd go away. Later i started feeling like something is definitely there. I tried looking for it using but couldn't see it. ...
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Can performing “Yogasanas” regularly, help increase a person's existing height?

"Yogasanas" have some astonishing health benefits, but can it help in making a person taller? I've searched and found that some "Aasanas" do actually help besides performing "Suryanamaskar" (Sun ...
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Can metal plates cause migraines?

Can metal implants and screws attached to the front of a persons skull, cheek, and eye socket cause progressive inflammation of the eyes and sinuses and migraines in a completely separate area of the ...
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Who are some of the world's most recognized experts on the tailbone/coccyx?

Does anyone know of any researchers or practitioners that have extremely deep understanding of the tailbone/coccyx?
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Ischiofemoral Ligament Injury [closed]

I am 23. I am feeling pain at pelvis(ischiofemoral ligament) when I am running or playing football. But after taking rest for 1-2 days it relief.But it starts pain as same before after playing 20-30 ...
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I went through surgery and IM nail was placed in my leg, removed fear of infection because the OP site refused to close completely,

I had an accident over 1 year and 4 months ago and till today the OP site has not completely closed, although while dressing it I have seen some tiny bone fragments coming out about 5 times and it ...
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Why can biodegradable materials not increase limb length via surgery?

What are the three most important reasons (or most expensive research problem yet to be solved) that biodegradable materials can be used for grow bone but not for limb length increase surgery? There ...
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Hit elbow, very painful, fading [closed]

Someone I know accidentally hit her elbow. She didn't notice much until later when leaning on it caused her excruciating pain. She said it felt different from the other elbow and something might have ...
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What if you avoid popping your joints entirely?

This question is the opposite of Are there any side effects to cracking knuckles? . When you wake in the morning and stretch joints pop or crack. So what would happen health wise if you where to avoid ...
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What type of exercises should a person do if he/she is suffering from osteoporosis?

Is there a possibility that somebody could tell me specifically an exercise plan or a source where I can get authentic information on exercises for senior people suffering from diseases related to ...
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Is it true that broken bone will never recover/restore its previous strength?

Is it true that broken bone will never return to its former state and regain its previous strength. I don't mean that it will be overly weak and fragile. Is the statement that a healed bone has a ...
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Do skeleton bones hold together after death & decay?

In many depictions of skeletons in modern culture (videogames, movies, etc.), we can see skeletons holding in one piece, as if glued, long after death and disappearance of body tissues. For instance, ...
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Do antibiotics contribute to bone healing?

Two weeks ago I broke my tibia in an accident. First I was taken to a hospital near the place where the accident happened, and the doctor gave me two options, either putting a plaster or inserting a ...
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Is there a safe way to increase bones length?

I'm not sure if I selected the appropriate stackexchange sub-site, probably I had to use 'biology' instead, but I think those ones of you, who are doctors, are familiar with biology as well. I'm just ...
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Are there any health concerns to regular consumption of liquified bone and marrow smoothie?

I blend up the cooked bone in my steaks into a savory smoothie. I like to think it's a superfood meal. I am, however, not a licensed/doctoral nutritionist, so I'm not sure about the health benefits or ...
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Do patients who are paralyzed from the waist down maintain healthy bones?

I was wondering if people who suffer from paralysis, specifically those who can't walk anymore, lose strength in their skeletal structure from the waist down as well. Also, in theory, if there would ...
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Should I meet with a chiropractor just for yearly “maintenance”?

Or are chiropractors just for special case problems? I'm asking because my health insurance lets me pick from several benefits and chiropractic operations are part of the benefits I'm considering.
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Do we really need as much calcium as the government recommends?

The US RDA for calcium for children 9-18 is 1300mg/day, for which milk and dairy seem like the only reasonable source. The vegetable sources of calcium would need to be eaten in impractically large ...