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how long will it take for a broken femur to recover and be running again

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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.

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A 56-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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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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A 61-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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
3 months: Ambulation is started immediately post op with limited weight bearing initially at first. Hopefully by 3 months walking is fairly good although an ass ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Months?: Depending upon the nature of the injury; and the skill of the orthopedist who repaired it(if surgery was needed), and the physical therapist on the ca ... Read More
A 37-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tree to four months: All depend on the surgery itself and how complicated it was(the surgery)a simple non complicated total knee should be well heal in about tree to four ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: This will depend on the type of fracture, degree of fracture, any open fracture or contaminated fracture and your general health and co-morbid condito ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Would all depend : On the type of fracture and what was done to treat it. Any question like this though I am always surprised to read as i don;t understand why this was ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Harry Dollahite
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Four weeks : I am going to make a couple of assumptions. Since this was a bone graft to the scaphoid bone, I am presuming that is small bone graft and was taken fr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 - 12 weeks: Most hip fractures will continue to improve for up a year after the injury. Most require surgery.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Femur fractures can be difficult. Depends on age and type and location of fracture. Some have to have a rod placed down the bone, some are plated, s ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wittenberg
52 years experience Podiatry
This varies: Fractured ankles take many forms and sometimes many problems. If taken care of soon and the surgteon can place in anatomical alignment, healing should ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Depending on healing, 3-4 months for motion return, 6-8 weeks for straight wrist and 1 year for regular pushups.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If your glucose: Is well-controlled, you should heal the same as anyone else. It will depend upon the type and severity of the fracture, and what had to be done to rep ... Read More
A 48-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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
18 years experience Podiatry
Broken foot : Depends on the type of fracture and location but typical 6 weeks.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Which bone?Your activity level?Cast or splint? Most fractures need 6-8 weeks to heal, some much more.Please follow your ortho's advice.
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Dr. Bryan Mohr
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Depends on severity of the sprain, could take 1-8 weeks. Rest, ice until you can walk without pain. Then start stretching and exercising the ankle, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on the bones bronke, the extent of the break the nature of the break and the treatment you have recieved and any delay you had in treatment or ... Read More
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