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Fibrin No Friend of Fracture Repair

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have concluded that fibrin, a protein involved in blood clotting and found abundantly around the site of new bone fractures, impedes rather than supports fracture healing. 134 more words


How I turbo-charged my recovery from a broken elbow

When I broke my elbow on 25th December, the prognosis wasn’t great – one month in a full arm cast and another month of non-weight-bearing. After that, it could be weeks to months before I got full range of motion and strength back. 1,271 more words

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Nutrition: Foods that speed up fracture healing

Google has a lot of information on food that is good for your bones, ie. helping fractures heal quicker.

Even though you are mostly sitting around, your body is in high gear and burning a lot of calories while trying to repair itself. 261 more words

The medical prowess of 3D printing.

Until now, my knowledge of 3D printing was quite negligible. I’d seen articles on small toy sized replicas of homes, tools, forks (or even jewellery as in my girlfriend Laura’s photo of her experience above)… and “what would become” of the new technology, but now, a breakthrough in the medical field may put it into practicality in the not too distant future. 236 more words


Bone & Soft Tissue Healing: MBBS 2 Seminar Notes

Download notes on fracture healing. Soft tissue healing is covered in cellular injury, inflammation and wound healing and repair.

Bone & Soft Tissue Healing MBBS 2 2014