Osteoclasts are the demolition crew of your body's bones, repairing and fusing fractures and breaks immediately.
It's no secret that China's economy is growing at a rapid pace. However, it may surprise you to learn that some Chinese citizens are growing, too.
If you suffer a serious bone break, to repair it, your surgeon might fuse small pieces of bone to the broken bone. Back pain surgeries sometimes involve a similar procedure. These small pieces of bone don’t come from a Petri dish. The bone has to be removed from your hips or a rib. Sound painful? It is. It’s an operation that can potentially lead to serious complications. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Did you know that broken bones start to fix themselves almost immediately after they break? Learn about broken bones on this Moment of Science.