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how long does it take for a fracture of the big toe to heal

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Fractures: Take 6-8 weeks to heal.
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
It depends: A number of factors can affect bone healing- how badly fractured it is, whether it is still in alignment, what the treatment is, and if you smoke, dri ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
6 weeks: For bone to heal if properly immobilized. Soft tissue swelling will most likely take a lot longer to completely resolve.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Stubbed/fractured?: If it is stubbed, then it'll probably be a contusion that will take a few days to subside. If there is bruising under the nail, there's a chance that ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
A few weeks: Toe fractures can take a long time to heal, partly because it's very hard to immobilize the bones. But be patient, it will heal. Take it easy, no ru ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
4-6 weeks: That is the "normal" time range, but kids tend to heal faster. If there really is a fracture, it's best to get an x-ray and make sure there is not an ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
6-8 weeks: Toe fractures usually heal in 6-8 weeks where the fracture has bridging bone on x-ray and the fragments become stable. Swelling may persist for month ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Fracture: Depends on the severity: consult with us if you need more specific help.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
6 to 8 weeks: For normal non-displaced, stable fracture to heal in healthy individual if properly treated.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8 weeks: Need a bit more information.Which bone in the foot is fractured? Metatarsal fx's take about 8 weeks to heal on average. Some fractures in the foot may ... Read More
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