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how long is acute fracture

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the: fracture. IF it needs surgery it will take anywhere from 8-12 weeks. If it is a simple non-dispalced fibula fracture at the distal ankle you may be ... Read More

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Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Oh...Buddy...: The best answer is: log enough to allow the fractured toe to become stable. This can vary depending on which toe is fractured and the severity of the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Weeks to months: Fractures affect the ability of the lymphatic system to effectively drain fluid out of an extremity. If could take weeks to months to equilibrate.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
acute: Acute = very recent fracture = broken bone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks.: Not sure about the specific fracture you are referring to, but generally fractures take 6 weeks to heal.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Small bones usually take around 6 weeks while large bones like the thigh bone can take months, and months to heal even in perfectly healthy people.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
You: Just got it.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
They will stop hurt-: -ing as they heal. Because there is good blood supply & they are supported by the adjacent ribs, after a week you should notice the pain noticeabl ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grutter
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4-6 weeks: This depends on the fracture pattern and patient. Wrist fractures are commonly splinted for 7-10 days after injury to allow for swelling and then pla ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
A fracture in adults: Varies in what one would consider " recovery" based upon location , mechanism of injury , the nature of the fracture, soft tissue , associated injury ... Read More

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