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How long does a fractured arm take to heal

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Most fractures will heal within 6 weeks, but sometimes less time, and other times more.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Evans
39 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
8-12 weeks: Depending on type of fracture and location and general condition of host (healthy or multiple medical problems) fracture healing is variable but most ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No can o: It will heal at the speed it will heal.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
33 years experience Pediatrics
Stronger: Actually it is believed that where a bone heals will actually be stronger, due to laying down of new bone material.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Follow Advice: Follow the advice the doctor gave you who treated it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Weeks to months: Fractures affect the ability of the lymphatic system to effectively drain fluid out of an extremity. If could take weeks to months to equilibrate.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Fracture: Children heal very well. As long as there is no problem with bone alignment and no nevbe or vascular damage, there shouldn't be any long term damage.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Potential problems: At three weeks the fracture has not healed. You could either rebreak the bone or the fracture could angulate, leading to difficultly with use of the a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies with age, health, surrounding, and other factors. Very young children may heal a fracture in this little and 3- 4 weeks, while adults, avera ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Immediately.: If not sooner.

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