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how long does it take a hairline fracture to heal

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
6-8 weeks: Depending on where and your health.
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on fracture location and nutritional status mostly. This is a difficult question to answer.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
8 to 12 weeks: A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization. Smok ... Read More
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Dr. Eran Kessous
21 years experience Sports Medicine
6-8 weeks: That is a general rule for most uncomplicated fractures.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Kudler
29 years experience Internal Medicine
6 weeks: It generally takes about 6 weeks for a metacarpal hairline fracture to heal when casted.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8-12 weeks: It take 8-12 weeks for fracture in the spine to heal.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend were is it: If the fracture in the thigh bone it take 6-8 weeks , if the fracture in small bone it take less than that.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
About 6 weeks: This should heal in 6 - 8 weeks, barring any complications.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Doesn't matter: Most "hairline" nasal fractures are mis-read xrays. There is nothing you need to do for a non-displaced ("hairline fracture") of the nose. It might ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 weeks: Depending on the type of fracture, most of these injuries will require surgery. Afterward, it takes about six weeks for the bone to become structural ... Read More

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