Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Bone Pain on Wikipedia

Why does my femur bone hurt so much? Because the periosteum has nerve cells. And that is what the surgeon "smoothed" or "shaved." I watched him do it. It was like watching a stone mason sand a piece of white marble. The physical therapist said that this is going to hurt "for awhile." Great.

Bone
"The exterior of bones (except where they interact with other bones through joints) is covered by the periosteum."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone

Periosteum
"The periosteum is a thin layer of dense, irregular connective tissue membrane that covers the outer surface of a bone in all places except at joints.... As opposed to osseous tissue itself, periosteum has nociceptive nerve endings, making it very sensitive to manipulation."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periosteum

Nociceptors
"Somatic pain originates from ligaments, tendons, bones, blood vessels, and even nerves themselves. It is detected with somatic nociceptors. The scarcity of pain receptors in these areas produces a dull, poorly-localized pain of longer duration than cutaneous pain; examples include sprains and broken bones."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pain_and_nociception

Accupuncture
"Although the mechanism is not fully understood, it is likely that acupuncture stimulates the release of large quantities of endogenous opioids."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pain_and_nociception

I'm seeing an accupuncturist tomorrow.

PK Log:
9:30 am Vicodin
7:00 pm Tylenol
9:00 pm Vicodin

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