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bones fusing

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
hey guys
i think a majority of us are waiting for our bones to fuse. everyone obviously will fuse at different rates.

just wondering if anyone knows how bones fuse? do they fuse top to bottom? left to right? front to back? at once?

i know on plain xray u will start to see white spots. any other info??


  • Good question. I have never thought of that but it would similar to a broken bone healing. I would think it would be the whole area at once to start fusing and not right to left or front to back. If there is a certain way that it starts to fuse I would think it would be from the middle out. My thinking behind this is that the middle of the bones are where the blood flow and marrow is located and I would think that is where it would start. I don't have an answer for you; these are my thinkings only.
  • rhw 62
    hey i remember u from aug sept recovery thread. how r u doing?? i had c1 c2 fused sept 09 and am still recovering. still snap crackle popping back there too.
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