How exactly do our bones heal? And do punches cause us to lose our... uh...
A fractured bone often requires weeks or months in a cast, but subsequently, the healed fracture is often the strongest part of the bone.
BLOOD FLOWS TO THE FRACTURE
When a bone is fractured, 1 blood vessels in the fracture are torn, causing accumulation of blood between the fractures.
STEM CELLS GENERATE NEW BONE TISSUE
Osteogenic stem cells arrive 2 to generate new bone tissue. At the same time, blood vessels join across the fracture.
ACCUMULATION OF BLOOD TURNED CARTILAGE
The osteogenic cells generate 3 cartilage- like tissue, which will absorb calcium salts over a few months, becoming ever harder.
THE BONE HEALS
After a few months, the 4 fracture has healed. During the healing period, the injured body part has been kept in check, making all except the new bone tissue weaker.
A C C U M U L AT I O N OF BLOOD OSTEOGENIC CELL CARTILAGINOUS TISSUE