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How long will it take for a broken femur to heal

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
About 10 weeks: A fractured femur should heal in about 10 weeks or so. Many factors can affect the healing time, including the health of the patient (smokers and diab ... Read More
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Dr. Tim Schrader
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: The healing time depends on he type of fracture and the age of the patient. For example, a newborn's femur would heal in 2-3 weeks. A toddler would t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greene
30 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3-4 months: Really depends on fracture pattern and where the fracture is. Fractures about the hip heal in 3 months. Shaft fracture depend on the pattern. Open or ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
10-12 weeks: To some degree healing time depends on where in the femur the fracture is, but 10-12 weeks is a good estimate. Factors such as smoking and diabetes ca ... Read More
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Dr. Victor Khabie
29 years experience Sports Medicine
6 to 12 weeks: This depends on how bad the fracture is and if just needed a cast or an intramedullary nail.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on severity: A lot of variables come into play with this answer. Did you need surgery? If you needed surgery, did the surgeon have to use hardware to fix the fra ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3 months: Minimum of 3 months. Surgery usually necessary.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-6 months: The bone usually becomes solid around 6 weeks after injury, but for enough healing to occur to resume impact sports, can take quite some time.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Mid range: About 3 months conservatively; depending upon the extent of the damage....And the type of healer you are.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
1-6 hours: Depends on the severity of the fracture and the experience of the surgeon. If it is a simple fracture the surgery itself can be less than an hour. How ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
12 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Typically: a few months depending on where it's broken and how your healing has progressed. Speak to your physician
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Dr. James Sehr
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on many things--primarily your health "before" and whether there were any medical or surgical complications. In general, you can be up out of ... Read More
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