Did I hear the dr right?

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    May 10, 2012 11:50 AM GMT
    When thr muscle grows back to the bone, spike cells are generated. I think that is what the dr said. But i cant find spike cells when I google. Did I hear the dr right? Are they called spike cells?
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    May 10, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    I'm guessing it has something to do with your tendon, as muslces don't attach directly to bones. (I hope your doctor doesn't think they do!) Maybe he meant stem cells? They'd help with repairing the tendon, or he was maybe meaning you'd get almost like spikes, refering to calcification? Not too sure beyond that! Sorryicon_sad.gif
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    May 10, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidWhen thr muscle grows back to the bone, spike cells are generated. I think that is what the dr said. But i cant find spike cells when I google. Did I hear the dr right? Are they called spike cells?
    Maybe you should look up muscle regeneration, and look for images of cells that look spiked. Sometimes Dr's forget the rest of us don't speak their language and know what they know; then the others who hoard all the information and won't share it for free! Which reminds me... I need to find the "Encyclopedia Britannica" for my Kindle*
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    May 10, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
    Here's a crazy idea..... Call him up and ask him what he said,lol

    Hope you well

    Tc
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    May 10, 2012 9:07 PM GMT
    Durbdoc saidHere's a crazy idea..... Call him up and ask him what he said,lol

    Hope you well

    Tc

    I'm not going to bother a busy orthopedic surgeon with such a trivial question, until my next appt unless I find the answer before then.

    Thanks for you interest tho. Much appreciated.
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    May 10, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Durbdoc saidHere's a crazy idea..... Call him up and ask him what he said,lol


    + 1

    Monkey see, monkey do.
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    May 10, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said^ You could have also asked him to explain what you didn't understand during your appointment.

    I had already taken up quite a bit of time grilling him about the suture anchors etc. I didn't think it would be difficult to google spike cells and learn about the whole knitting process.

    Now enough of that. Back to spike cells.
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    May 10, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    Perhaps he was referring to "bone spicules."

    e.g.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intramembranous_ossification

    Formation of bone spicules

    Embryologic mesenchymal cells (MSC) condense into layers of vascularized primitive connective tissue. Certain mesenchymal cells group together, usually near or around blood vessels, and differentiate into osteogenic cells which deposit bone matrix constitutively. These aggregates of bony matrix are called bone spicules. Separate mesenchymal cells differentiate into osteoblasts, which line up along the surface of the spicule and secrete more osteoid, which increases the size of the spicule.
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    May 11, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidWhen thr muscle grows back to the bone, spike cells are generated. I think that is what the dr said. But i cant find spike cells when I google. Did I hear the dr right? Are they called spike cells?
    I think somebody spiked your drink before you went to the doc.
    Or someone spiked the doc's drink.
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    May 11, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Caslon19000 saidWhen thr muscle grows back to the bone, spike cells are generated. I think that is what the dr said. But i cant find spike cells when I google. Did I hear the dr right? Are they called spike cells?
    I think somebody spiked your drink before you went to the doc.
    Or someone spiked the doc's drink.

    Ah, the quality of the responses you get at 1:30 in the morning!
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    May 11, 2012 1:21 PM GMT
    Bone Spicules or Spurs may be what you're looking for..

    As mind garden mentioned - these are precursors to the formation of bone and occur at the site of injuries, blood vessels etc. They "Grow" much like stalactites in caves

    Bone will sometimes spontaneously produce "Spurs" as a reaction to injury or other conditions - these are also made up of spicules initially.