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Broken Bones

How HIV Affects Your Bones

our bones tend to get weaker as you get older. That may be especially true if you have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus itself may make your bones more likely to break. And some anti-HIV medications may raise your chances for bone loss. The HIV-Bone Problems Link Your bone isn’t all solid. Instead, it’s living …

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What is a Custom Orthosis?

After an injury, surgery, or onset of certain conditions, your doctor may ask you to see a hand therapist.  Your prescription for therapy might include the need for a custom orthosis, commonly referred to as a brace or splint.  A custom orthosis is a device that is molded to and worn on a specific body …

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How Do Broken Bones Heal?

Have you ever wondered how broken bones heal? Broken bones, also called fractures, can heal two different ways.  The two types of bone healing are primary and secondary bone healing.  Secondary bone healing is more common than primary bone healing. Secondary bone healing occurs when there is slight, controlled motion between the two ends of …

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