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  1. loast is offline

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    Broken bones stronger when healed?

    I was watching the clip on the Muay thai fighter that broke his shin. I have heard from somewhere that when a broken bone heals, it is stronger than when it was before the break.

    Is there any truth to this (I don't plan on experimenting on myself)? I would like to hear from some of our doctors on this site.
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    It is. I got a boxers fracture from a fight. That is when the bone seperates on the two outmost metacarpals and snaps competely. They were set back in place and healed. Now is T3H D34DL315T fist. Seriously though I was at a hardcore show dancing and I smacked the same place on the back of a guys head with all my force of my swinging arm and it didn't break. If it was with the other hand I know it would have.
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    Heard this one before, always though it was an urban myth as I'd been told that while bone mass increased around the break, it wasn't as clean so you're exchanging quantity for quality? Anyway, as you can guess, I don't know about stronger, but they sure as **** hurt more in the cold and damp (currently looking out on a beautiful spring day in the uk, no hail yet...)
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    This is why I systematically break every bone in my body in preparation for competition.
    I would liken it to the boxing or the muay thai of internal kung fu, even though that's like calling apples the oranges of the apple world. --WalkOn
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    sounds dubious, but i'm no doctor. i briefly went looking around on the net and found some mcdojo and goofy alterna-medicine sites claiming that it's the case, which makes me even more skeptical, but i didn't spend a lot of time on it, so who knows. i would imagine there would be lots of factors beyond simple break/heal that would come into play and affect this - types of breaks, what happens during the healing process, particular bones, etc.

    oh, while looking around i turned up this somewhat startling information:

    http://www.leaflady.org/purr.htm
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    FORM AN ACROBATIC BRIDGE ACROSS OMEGA'S GOOCH
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    They have to be set properly.
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    Originally posted by bad news hughes
    oh, while looking around i turned up this somewhat startling information:

    http://www.leaflady.org/purr.htm
    MEOW power? Sounds about as real as chi power healing.
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    looks like it's at least possible.

    "Once restoration is complete, which may take years, the healed area is brand new, without a scar. Usually thicker, the new bone may even be stronger than the old, Yahiro says, adding that if the bone should break again, it's unlikely to be at the same place."

    http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/396_bone.html
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    it would make some sense, bone density is increased when more pressure is put on bones (this is why exercise increase bone density and astronaughts lose it) so it is likely that like muscle tiny injuries heal to become stronger. but i doubt that breaking bones is healthy in any case.
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