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how long does it take for a broken hip to heal

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Dr. Nolan Segal
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3 months: Ambulation is started immediately post op with limited weight bearing initially at first. Hopefully by 3 months walking is fairly good although an ass ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Months?: Depending upon the nature of the injury; and the skill of the orthopedist who repaired it(if surgery was needed), and the physical therapist on the ca ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
18 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3+ months: Recovery from a fractured hip can take up to one year, but the bone is usually healed within 3 months.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends...: Best to pose this query to an orthopedist; but conservatively speaking total rehab time is probably 3-4 months.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
18 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3 months: Most bones heal within 3 months.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 -12 weeks: It takes about six weeks for the bone to become structurally solid, but can take an extended period of time for all the muscles, ligaments and tendons ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Depends on location of the fracture and mode of treatment. Ask your treating orthopedist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 - 12 weeks: Most hip fractures will continue to improve for up a year after the injury. Most require surgery.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Depends on where it is..But the none will heal in 10-12 weeks but functionally you will be in rehab and gaining strength for over a year...
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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6 months: It depends on the type and severity of the fracture. Generally 12 weeks to heal & 12 weeks of rehab.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Varies: Itcdepends on what type and how bad the fracture is. Most of the procedures are quite routine . As with any surgery thee are risks. Recovery is 3-6 mo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
As soon as no pain: If an adult has a broken hip, the fracture is usually in the upper part of the thigh bone. The orthopedic surgeon stabilizes the fracture with pins or ... Read More

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