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how does a bone heal after a fracture

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ulna or humerus: Depends on the location of the break but usually 6 weeks.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No, after it heals -: Completely, it as good as the others. Complete healing and consolidation of the bone might take several months. With age the healing process might slo ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Some bones can actually be stronger after they heal due to the extra bone that has formed to heal the fracture.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
6 to 8 weeks: For a healthy individual, bone normally takes 6-8 weeks to heal. If the break was severe and resulted in gapping of the fracture segments, it may tak ... Read More
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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
6-8 weeks: In a healthy individual, bone normally takes between 6-8 weeks. If the break is severe and resulted in gapping between the fracture fragments, it may ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
8 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture healing: In general, there are 3 stages of fracture healing. Stage 1-Inflammatory Phase with hematoma formation. Stage 2-Repair Phase with bony callus formatio ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It's a complex-: -process but it is essentially: bone breaks, body realizes it, a process of removing debris & blood from the fracture, inflammatory reaction takes ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
Many things: Depending on the location and type of fracture, treatments include anything from immobilization and casting to surgery. If you are concerned you brok ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Treat and health: The most efficient way to heal a fracture is to get correct appropriate treatment for that specific fracture. Maintaining good health and a proper nu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
46 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Heat will make the area feel better, but will not accelerate bone healing.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
26 years experience Psychiatry
It probably depends: on amount and frequency of alcohol consumed. Minimal/moderate amounts may or may not affect healing, but overuse of alcohol can impair healing of orga ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Depends: Healing depends on age, younger person faster healing, and mineralization, slower with osteoporosis. Deformity at fracture site such as angulation or ... Read More

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