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1

How does bone heal best?

under a little tensile strength (and axial motion)

2

What strains discourage bone healing?

1. shear strain (including torsion)
2. absolute rigidity

3

How long should it take an adequately stabilized fracture to heel?

6-10 weeks

4

What are factors that affect the length of time it takes for a fracture to heal?

1. nature of fracture
2. location of fracture
3. degree of soft tissue disruption
4. motion and strain at fracture site
5. direction of strain
6. type of healing (secondary vs primary)
7. use of limb
8. species
9. age

5

How long should it take 2-5 months dog to heal?

2-4 weeks

6

5-12 months dogs to heal

4-8 weeks

7

adults to heal

6-10 weeks

8

geezers to heal

12-16 weeks

9

Why is resorption a good sign?

because it is resorption of dead bone--often most obvious at 4

10

How long does it take for callus to mineralize sufficiently see?

6 weeks

11

How long does it take for callus to mineralize sufficiently see?

6 weeks

12

by 4 weeks after surgery/coaptation, what should you be able feel?

noticeably reduced mobiity fracture getting "sticky"

13

What are the three As

1. alignment and reduction
2. apparatus
3. activity