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how long does a fracture take to heal

A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurie Glasser
28 years experience Sports Medicine
It depends : It depends. In general we cast for at least 3 weeks but it depends on where the fracture is located. Check with your doctor for the specifics of your ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Fracture: Most bones with good blood supply that are capable of healing will mend within 6-8 weeks. Not all fractures heal easily though, which is influenced by ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend on the : Location of the fracture if it is in the end of the bone or in the shaft 6-12 weeks.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: This depends on several factors, including the severity of the fracture, whether it was open, whether surgery was done and if so, the type of surgery, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Do rads: No matter what is fractured, radiation will b very detrimental for healing and 4 exposure of other tissues.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-10 weeks: Most fractures heal in 6-10 weeks. This can be considerably longer for smokers, diabetics and for comminuted fractures or fractures with soft tissue ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8-12 weeks: Each child is different. Some kids recover fast and some take a little more time. They should do an x-ray a few days down the road to make sure she is ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on many factors how bad is the fracture and how good is the vitamin d level and of course all smokers heal slower all fractures take about 2 ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most fractures ~ 6wk: Most fractures heal in a bout 6 weeks. Reduced spiral fractures, in large part due to the broader surface area available for healing, heal enough to a ... Read More
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