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how long does it normally take for a broken neck to heal completely

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It varies widely: The length of time can vary widely depending on age of the patient, severity of the fracture, stability of the fracture, associated injuries, associat ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This is dependent on: A number of factors including the age and health of the patient, the type and extent of the injury and how that injury was treated. The healing proce ... Read More

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amogh Sahai
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Several months: I am assuming this happened as a result of trauma. The most important thing is to rule out cord compromise by MRI or CT scan which would require imme ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
More info: Depends on type of fracture and neurologic injury need more info generally 6 weeks for bone and soft tissue at minimum
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually 3 months: Depending on the severity of the injury and fracture(break), most commonly the fracture heals within 3 months.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on treatment: Femoral neck fractures can be treated with fixation or replacement when displaced. When fixed, you can expect about 12 weeks for the fracture to heal ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8-12 weeks: It depend on the fracture and how sever it is. And the methods of treatment. Some time they have to apply special halo from the out side to keep the f ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes unless : As long as there is no neurologic deficit from the fracture which would have to be at such a high level leading to a complete paralysis or it is at a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
52 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: A broken neck is really a fracture of one or vertebra of the cervical spine. Once it is stabilized by surgery or allowed to heal on its on, if there i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Not much: Excessive exercise is a bad idea with a broken neck. A slip, trip, or fall can cause paralysis. If the collar is in place and the patient has no neu ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Radiographically: Xrays ct of the cervical spine mri cervical spine these are all tests to confirm a broken neck.

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