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How to coat a bone in stainless steel

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]
posted by bswinburn on Aug 20, 2014 - 15 answers

Ouchfilter: broke a bone in my hand near my wrist

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]
posted by AlexiaSky on Jul 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Puppy's chewing me out of house and home.

Looking for new chew treat/toy options for my puppy. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Apr 2, 2013 - 17 answers

Can this Pork Knuckle be Saved?

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?
posted by ms_rasclark on Sep 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Bone to meat ratio of hams

Is it possible to tell which spiral sliced ham has a smaller bone in it while it's still in the package? [more inside]
posted by boby on May 6, 2012 - 8 answers

How much effect does bone density have on bone weight?

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?
posted by dino terror on Nov 22, 2011 - 1 answer

Broke my collar now what?

I think I just broke my clavicle. What's the cheapest way in NYC to deal with this? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Sep 5, 2011 - 14 answers

Strong neck go SQUISH!

How do bodybuilders and athletes build up their neck muscles, specifically their scalene muscles? Do steroids make giant scalenes? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Jul 20, 2011 - 10 answers

cast alternative

Help me devise a way to immobilize my dog's broken tail. Vet says cast is not an option. [more inside]
posted by MD06 on Jun 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Trying to find a myth or story about not eating bone marrow.

Trying to find a myth or story about a god telling a family not to eat the marrow of his animals. [more inside]
posted by usagizero on May 17, 2011 - 3 answers

How to cope with a broken arm?

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)?
posted by MeowForMangoes on Mar 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Femur? I hardly ... um ...

How can I get an accurate physical model (object) of my femur? [more inside]
posted by komara on Mar 1, 2011 - 9 answers

What happens to bone fragments left in the body?

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]
posted by dino terror on Feb 4, 2011 - 6 answers

I would love to have this bone in my logo

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]
posted by circular on Oct 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Thanksgiving ham

Help me make a glazed ham this weekend. [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Oct 5, 2010 - 7 answers

What should I name my leg dent?

Is there a name for a dent in one's body after a bruise? [more inside]
posted by elpea on Sep 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Hand bone broken?

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]
posted by chasing on Jun 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Should I be concerned about a bone bleed?

What is a bone bleed, and how do I know if I should be concerned? (Bike injury details within!) [more inside]
posted by monkeymonkey on Jun 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Sucking on a bone?

What has your experience been with bone marrow transplants? [more inside]
posted by NeonBlueDecember on Jan 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Rear ended by a drunk driver then effed in the rear by the medical system.

Bone graft gone wrong. Testicle swollen, major pain, difficulty walking, Doctors not helping. Need advice. [more inside]
posted by pmaxwell on Nov 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Slim, but fat at the same time?

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]
posted by neworder7 on Oct 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Bone with a juicy center?

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?
posted by tasty on Oct 15, 2009 - 15 answers

Call the Waaaahmbulance

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]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Sep 24, 2009 - 17 answers

Cancer sucks!

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]
posted by litterateur on Jun 17, 2009 - 35 answers

Should I go to podiatrist?

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]
posted by Sloop John B on May 19, 2009 - 17 answers

It's big and it's standing at attention

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]
posted by saysthis on Aug 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me bathe!

I broke my ankle. This is not a medical question. [more inside]
posted by nax on Jun 19, 2008 - 25 answers

Get thee to some Vitamin D!

What is the best way to get Vitamin D (other than sunshine!) to support optimum calcium absorption? [more inside]
posted by suzeQ on Jun 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Bone anti stick Powder

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?
posted by Raybun on May 28, 2008 - 13 answers

How to heal dem bones, dem bones, dem broken bones?

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.
posted by hrbrmstr on May 1, 2008 - 14 answers

What healing process and timeline can I expect following crush injury to fingers?

What healing process and timeline can I expect following crush injury to fingers? [more inside]
posted by LeeNicholson on Mar 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Active life with a bone bruise?

Does anyone have experience with a bone bruise? I have one, apparently, just when I wanted to get serious about exercising again. [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Dec 31, 2007 - 14 answers

Can time heal a fractured bone?

What would happen if you fractured a bone and never got it treated? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Dec 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Does anyone know what Arthur Russell is singing at the beginning of "Tone Bone Kone?"

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]
posted by Bengston on Oct 6, 2007 - 3 answers

Is this a Food and Drink,, Media and Arts, or Pets and Animals Question?

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]
posted by andoatnp on Aug 12, 2007 - 19 answers

Why are the Bone Thugs on fire?

What do the flames that appear on the heads of the Bone Thugs in the "1st of tha Month" video signify? [more inside]
posted by Espy Gillespie on May 15, 2007 - 11 answers

I want my bones back!

Something bad has happened with my bones, now what? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Mar 14, 2007 - 29 answers

Will taking Adderall be a "permanent deferral" from donating bone marrow?

Will taking Adderall be a "permanent deferral" from donating bone marrow? [more inside]
posted by slc228 on Mar 2, 2007 - 4 answers

It's a needle in a Haystack, but will the needle hurt?

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]
posted by matty on Feb 13, 2007 - 33 answers

Snake?

Can you identify this little skull my daughter and I found by the side of the road? [more inside]
posted by Turtles all the way down on Jan 3, 2007 - 24 answers

Help me pump my mom up!

Question about weightlifting and osteoporosis . . [more inside]
posted by bananafish on Dec 2, 2006 - 4 answers

The Radial Fracture Survival Guide: Ow, Oi, Ouch!

Any advice and anecdotes for a college girl with her first broken arm? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Nov 11, 2006 - 17 answers

What is this bone?

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]
posted by Rock Steady on Oct 17, 2006 - 11 answers

Dinosaur Bone Cartoon

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.
posted by booksprite on Aug 21, 2006 - 8 answers

Ahh! I have blood!

BloodFilter: How do new blood cells make their way out of bones? Help this anatomy-challenged Mefite understand! [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Jun 7, 2006 - 14 answers

How to make a bone?

How do I make a fake bone? I want it to protrude from my pants leg for a costume and am trying to figure out what materials to use to quickly and easily make one. Advice?
posted by smartypanties on Oct 28, 2005 - 16 answers

How can I promote bone growth?

Help me fix my leg... [more inside]
posted by prentiz on Aug 28, 2005 - 10 answers

Pain, surgery and the aftereffects.

My 13 y.o. son had a metal plate screwed onto his radius on Tuesday afternoon to correct the way it was healing from a break about 3 weeks ago. He's in a LOT of pain still and I'm hoping that anyone who has had this kind of surgery can tell us something about recovery time, medication and how much pain they experienced. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on May 26, 2005 - 13 answers

Can dogs eat beef bones safely?

Can dogs eat beef bones? My dog loves them (the raw discarded sort from butchers or rib joints) but when I give him one he goes crazy, actually consuming the bone and digging into the marrow. It worries me, but I've heard the marrow is good for them. But every time I've given him one I've had to take it away because he just gets too crazy. I know they can't have chicken bones (obviously, ow!) but what are the risks of giving him a beef bone as an occasional primal treat, even if it means he'll likely chew the whole thing up?
posted by Peter H on Jan 25, 2005 - 19 answers

Cracked ribs

Has anyone ever had cracked ribs? (More inside - heh) [more inside]
posted by Lynsey on Jan 20, 2004 - 9 answers

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