My 5 year old broke his arm yesterday. We are getting excellent health care. I'm looking for advice on how to cope with the next 4-6 weeks he's in a cast. [more inside]
Trying to ID an unusual pain in a part of my right eye socket. [more inside]
A family member has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and their doctor has advised they pursue a bone marrow transplant. The doctor is able to arrange this through a regional hospital but I was asked to help research other possible hospitals where they could have this done. Do you have any specific recommendations for hospitals or facilities that do a large number of these or are uniquely qualified/specialized? Patient is based in the northeast US, please assume no insurance/cost/travel barriers at this point.
My wrist is bothering me, and I can't figure out why or what to do. [more inside]
Artemis is an awesome cat in Durham/Chapel Hill, NC, who walks, runs, and jumps, but not as well as she should. One vet, in March, found nothing wrong; another, in June, saw she was walking oddly and said to wait a while to see if it got better on its own. Now I'm looking for a vet with expertise or interest in feline musculo-skeletal issues for the next steps. [more inside]
Let's say you wanted to coat bones, on an industrial, mass production scale, in stainless steel, without damaging the bones underneath too much. [more inside]
Scientifically I'm not sure what is going on but the doctor said I most likely broke a bone in my hand and I have am MRI in a couple days. (The x ray was inconclusive but he is 90 percent sure)I've got pain meds and am trudging along. I'm tring to adjust to my new one hand lifestyle as it is in a cast. [more inside]
Looking for new chew treat/toy options for my puppy. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
I purchased a rotisserie roasted pork knuckle at the Farmer's Market yesterday. I unfortunately neglected to pay attention to the prep instructions on the scribbled note at the stand. When I got home, I got out the slow cooker and started throwing stuff in...the meat and knuckle bone, a ham hock that I had stored in the freezer, a bunch of shredded carrots, cabbage, a cut up onion, 2 cut up apples, some seasoning, and a beer poured over the whole thing. I left it slow cooking for about 8 hours, then on warm overnight. When I got up this morning, the slow cooker was off and it was room temperature. Two questions: 1. is it safe to eat? 2. It doesn't really seem edible in it's current state. There's not a lot of liquid but what there is is mostly fat. It smells good but looks like a mushy mess. Is it salvageable for any purpose? Can I do something else to it to make it a broth base? Bonus question: I pulled the crispy skin off and stuck it in the refrigerator separately. Suggestions on what to do with that?
Is it possible to tell which spiral sliced ham has a smaller bone in it while it's still in the package? [more inside]
If you take an adult male with average bone density and put them through 5 years of weight training which will increase their bone density from the weight-bearing exercise, how much more will their skeleton weigh?
I think I just broke my clavicle. What's the cheapest way in NYC to deal with this? [more inside]
How do bodybuilders and athletes build up their neck muscles, specifically their scalene muscles? Do steroids make giant scalenes? [more inside]
Help me devise a way to immobilize my dog's broken tail. Vet says cast is not an option. [more inside]
Trying to find a myth or story about a god telling a family not to eat the marrow of his animals. [more inside]
My girlfriend just broke her arm a few inches above the elbow (spiral fracture). She's currently in a splint and will possibly get a plate and pins in a few days. She works at a desk job, which she will return to after a week or two of rest. What can we do to make life easier (tips, special equipment, etc)?
How can I get an accurate physical model (object) of my femur? [more inside]
What would become of my spinous process if it broke off? The doctor told me it would eventually dissolve inside my body but I hear about people needing surgery to remove bone fragments so I wonder if it could still be there contributing to my pain 10 years later. [more inside]
Chiropractor client wants an atlas bone in his new logo, and I need to know what percentage of the population will be grossed out by that. [more inside]
Help me make a glazed ham this weekend. [more inside]
Is there a name for a dent in one's body after a bruise? [more inside]
I think I broke a bone in my hand. 5th metacarpal, the one that connects to the pinky. Looking for a bit of advice. [more inside]
What is a bone bleed, and how do I know if I should be concerned? (Bike injury details within!) [more inside]
What has your experience been with bone marrow transplants? [more inside]
Bone graft gone wrong. Testicle swollen, major pain, difficulty walking, Doctors not helping. Need advice. [more inside]
Slim, but fat at the same time? I have a slim appearance, but I realize I am lacking the body mass that it matters the most, bone and muscle. I have very thin arms and somewhat weak upper-body. I am 35, male, 5'10" , 152lbs. As an adult, I know it is not possible to gain bone mass. How can I improve my physique so I can maintain decent fitness level when I get older? [more inside]
I purchased some expensive beef bones by accident $3/lb, and was planning to make stock with them. However, after a quick roast, I saw the inner circle became something soft and edible, while the outer circle remained bone. What did I get, and should I still make stock with these?
I had a broken bone, it was put back in place with some pins and a plate and now I'm not sure what to do... [more inside]
It looks like my leukemia may have returned (AML) and my doctor said earlier that if this happened, I'm looking at a bone marrow transplant. Any experience? 24, female, otherwise healthy (you know, besides the cancer). [more inside]
My feet are in pain. What kind of doctor should I go to? I've heard that podiatry is sort of a dubious branch of medicine. [more inside]
Broken tibia & fibula, 3.5 months ago, clean snap. I got an intramedullary rod in the tibia, screws at the ankle and knee, and absolutely no recommendations for PT other than some exercises to do at home from the doctor. Everything else seems to have healed well enough, but - my big toe ain't movin', and it's stuck in permanent "up". [more inside]
I broke my ankle. This is not a medical question. [more inside]
What is the best way to get Vitamin D (other than sunshine!) to support optimum calcium absorption? [more inside]
I ate tortillas in Mexico that were cooked on an old harrow blade over a wood fire. The harrow blade was dusted with a form of charred bone powder that prevented the tortillas from sticking. They were delicious. Is this anti stick bone powder available anywhere in the US?
I managed to break my right ring finger in a cycling accident (completely clean break between knuckles) and now have pins in for ~3wks. I'm interested in finding out what foods, supplements, etc I should be looking at to help speed up the healing/mending process – *or* – even ones I should be avoiding.
What healing process and timeline can I expect following crush injury to fingers? [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with a bone bruise? I have one, apparently, just when I wanted to get serious about exercising again. [more inside]
What would happen if you fractured a bone and never got it treated? [more inside]
Does anyone know what Arthur Russell is singing at the beginning of "Tone Bone Kone?" I love the sound of that opening and feel a strong attachment to it but I have no idea what he is saying. [more inside]
I got a lamb skull from the supermarket (complete with meat) and I'm looking for the best way to remove all the non-bone parts and then preserve the bone for an art project. [more inside]
What do the flames that appear on the heads of the Bone Thugs in the "1st of tha Month" video signify? [more inside]
Something bad has happened with my bones, now what? [more inside]
Will taking Adderall be a "permanent deferral" from donating bone marrow? [more inside]
Over 3 years ago I registered with the National Bone Marrow Donor Program as part of a charity event. It was really simple - all they did was take a little blood... Today I get a phone call that apparently, I'm a match. [more inside]
Can you identify this little skull my daughter and I found by the side of the road? [more inside]
Question about weightlifting and osteoporosis . . [more inside]
Any advice and anecdotes for a college girl with her first broken arm? [more inside]
This bone was found on a Cape Cod, Massachusetts beach this week. It is about 3" tall and about 3" from tip to tip of the "horns." It looks like a vertebra of some type, but I can find no images of similar ones online. Any marine biologists out there care to tell me what kind of a bone it is? Other images inside. [more inside]
Can you help me find a cartoon drawing I first saw in a book or magazine at least 10 years ago, which shows a small dog digging up a bone? Attached to the bone, buried under the ground, is shown the rest of the tail and the entire skeleton of a large dinosaur.
BloodFilter: How do new blood cells make their way out of bones? Help this anatomy-challenged Mefite understand! [more inside]
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