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Tyler fell off his bike and suffered a broken leg. A cast was put on the leg for 6 weeks. After...

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Tyler fell off his bike and suffered a broken leg. A cast was put on the leg for 6 weeks. After the bone healed and the cast was removed, an enlarged, bony bump remained at the region of the fracture. Eventually, this enlargement disappeared, and the leg regained its normal appearance. What happened from the time the cast was removed until the enlargement disappeared?

Bone Fractures:

Bone fractures are a fairly common occurrence, with over 15 million fractures reported annually in the United States. The body is capable of healing these fractures by activating the immune system and creating new bone.

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After a bone fracture, blood moves to the site of the break, creating clots and activating the immune system. The body then forms a soft cartilage...

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The Types of Broken Bones and Luxations

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Bones can break in many different ways, and joints can completely or partially dislocate. Explore the different types of bone fractures, such as complete, incomplete, open, and closed fractures, and joint dislocations: luxations and subluxations.


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