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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
MC fx: Not sure why you want to wait. If the fracture needs to be fixed it is best to do so within the first 10 days. After that the surgeon will have to bre ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Days, not weeks: If you know you have a scaphoid fracture, you should see an orthopaedic surgeon asap as it may require surgery. Scaphoid fractures are notoriously slo ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Would have to see: The xray to comment. Is it non displaced or non displaced? Is it comminuted or not? These are things one must know to answer your question...
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
It should be fine: Hi Carl, I think it should be fine. Some surgeons prefer to wait a few days for the swelling to go down before they operate on certain facial fractur ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wynn
39 years experience Podiatry
Foot Fracture: Good question....But, which bone, what fracture, how was it treated. Ironically, this all makes a big difference.... Weeks, months , never. See a spec ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Really depends.: Depends upon a number of factors. Type of surgery, medications and fluids given during surgery, etc. For most surgery you can urinate just fine right ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on how severe the fracture, which bones and how treated.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
18 years experience Podiatry
Ankle fracture: Not for at least 4-5 months.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
Talk to your doc.: You really need to be cleared by the doctor who fixed your ankle before surfing or starting any other activity.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Wear off: Soon as 24 hrs unless bleeding, fever , abdominal pain, in which case you need to see doctor right away.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
45 years experience Podiatry
About 3 months: Usually, it takes about 3 months for complete healing, enough to be able to run on the foot. This varies according to many factors, including locatio ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
When your doc: Says it's okay, only he/she is looking at your x-rays and foot and knows the extent of your injury.
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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on the type of work you do. If you have a desk job, could return to work in about 1-2 weeks as long as pain is under control. If you have ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Immediately: You can return to school olmost imme diately, you probably have a cast on that will protect the bone and allow the healing to take place.You probably ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your surgeon...: For a copy of their protocol. This answer depends on several things: 1) surgical technique, 2) meniscal status, 3) quad control. 4) pain, 5) swelling. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
About 6-8 weeks: Most clavicle fractures heal in about 6-8 weeks so if he fracture is healed both clinically and radiologically i would think swimming would be ok i' ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
The next day: I get my patient out of bed either on the night of surgery or the next day and get them walking several times per day. From that point on you can incr ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Soon after: This can occur almost immediately if you aren't experiencing nausea from the anesthetic or pain medications.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
6-8 weeks: Is a typical bone healing time but for fractures that need reduction and or surgery while the bone is mechanically healed after 6-8 weeks i always tel ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Fracture recovery: Six to eight weeks with physical therapy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
24 hours: Would wait at least 24 hours and that is if you are not having any other symptoms.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Usually within a few days. If its left thumb, its a few days. If its right thumb, maybe around a week. Depends on your pain level, and ability to bend ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
~1 week: Roughly about a week, but may take a little longer depending on many factors - health status, presence of absence of infection, complications during s ... Read More

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