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How long will a compound fracture take to heal

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Compound fracture: Depends. A compound fracture has bone fragments piercing the skin. Healing depends on the general health, the severity of the fracture, the surgery, ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Depends on which bone and if treated by immobilization only or with surgery.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on Age: That depends on the age of the person. Generally, the answer is about 8 weeks. Less for children. More for older patients.
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Dr. Todd Guyette
Specializes in Hand Surgery
5-7+ weeks: The location and character of the fracture makes a difference how long a wrist fracture will heal. Typically it takes 5-7 weeks, but compound fra ... Read More
Dr. Jay Pomerance
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Unless there is an infection about 6-8 weeks is typical.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: If all goes well, 8 weeks to heal. Then start getting your motion and strength back.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: A compound fracture is a serious fracture. Depending on the amount of trauma to other surrounding tissues, any complications and other such issues, t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Compound fracture is: not used anymore.the classifications are open: where the fracture breaks the skin, or closed.comminuted means many pieces. The bruising from all fract ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Staples: Only the stapler can answer this. But not likely too long.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Frature healed: The cast is used to prtect the frature untill is healed, that may take 8-16 weeks
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Can last for awhile but see your surgeon to rule out infection...
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Skin wounds: A compound fracture means the skin is broken and the boner came out. If you suspect this you need antibiotics and it needs to be washed out by a medic ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Pain, swelling, difficulty walking, grinding feeling of the bone, deformity of the affected area.

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