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how long does it take for a hairline fracture in the foot to heal

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4-6 weeks: Most hairline fractures heal rather quickly. That said, some fractures seem to take their time and other still will not heal without some "help". M ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone heals in : 6-8 weeks. Smoking, even antiinflammatories can cause delayed healing.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Depends on how it is treated. Probably 6 weeks.
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience Podiatry
Hairline ankle fract: With appropriate care, 6 to 8 weeks is typical.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8-12 weeks: A calcareous fracture takes 8-12 weeks to heal. Recovery from tendon injuries vary based upon the tendon involved and the severity of the injury. I ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
6-8 weeks: Keep in mind weight bearing may delay healing, smoking and low vitamin d can all delay healing.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Radiographs: The best (and least expensive) way to determine if you may have a fracture is a simple series of x-rays. If these are not conclusive your doctor may o ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
A foot x-ray: Foot x-rays will diagnose most obvious fractures of the foot. There are less obvious forms of injury, such as a stress fracture that might require sp ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Evangelista
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes and no.: It will depend where the broken bone is and the stability of the hairline fracture. If it is in an unstable region, a cast (and possibly nonweight-bea ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not always: Usually a fracture needs to be adequately protected, but sometimes a boot or special shoe would pretect the fracture well enough to eliminate the need ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Could be : You could get an x-ray to see.

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