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How long will it take for a fractured knee to heal

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 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
Dr. Stuart Hirsch
55 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Weeks not days: The placement and severity of the fracture will determine the speed of healing.

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-4 month: It depend were the fracture is it about 3-4 month.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3 months: Typically fractures of any part of the body will take 2-3 months to heal. The bone will continue to remodel for up to 12-18 months. Cartilage injuri ... Read More
Dr. David Bloome
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: The complete healing depends on the type of fracture around the knee (femur, tibia, patella?). Fractures typically take around 3 months to heal, but ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: Generally bones heal in about 6-8 weeks. Various factors can affect the healing process, such as diabetes and smoking, both of which can increase the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
33 years experience Pain Management
Depends: It depends if the kneecap is a displaced vs nondisplaced fracture. A nondisplced fracture will heal on its own. A displaced fracture may require screw ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 weeks: Dending on the type of fracture.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roby Thompson
62 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on fracture: It depends on what is fractured, but in general a non displaced fracture around the knee will heal in 8-10 weeks at age 28
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: A fracture of the knee can mean so many things. What is fractured, is it displaced, is it a weight bearing region, is it comminuted, is it intraarticu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-rays: The best way would be to see an orthopaedic surgeon and to have an appropriate physical exam and x-rays.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends. : On the fracture pattern and method of fixation. Many orthopedic surgeons will allow people to weight bear as tolerated with the knee in full extensio ... Read More
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