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how long will it take to heal a broken leg

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Few weeks : 6-8 weeks for adults. Children usually in a about a month.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It's variable: It depends on which bone in the leg is broken, how bad the break is, if surgery needed to be done. There are a variety of factors that matter. In addi ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Complete in 6-12 mon: Healing rate varies somewhat among people but generally slower as we get older. Often a simple fracture needs a about 6-8 wks to heal. Healing starts ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
6-8 weeks: In a healthy individual, bone normally takes between 6-8 weeks. If the break is severe and resulted in gapping between the fracture fragments, it may ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes: There is no reason you can not take the calcium and vit d.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on many things including the location and the kind of feature. The bone heath and your overall medical condition to mention just a few. Best t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Tibia or femur: Generally 8-12 weeks.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Calcium intake: There are plenty of sources of calcium and depending on your age and sex you may need to be on form of calcium supplementation anyway. I am not aware ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, but poorly: Bone breaks vary as most other things in degree and also in location. (legs are not a precise area). But, for some, self healing might come close to b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Let it rest: Let it rest - get a cast or a boot if recommended. There is nothing else that you need to do immediately. You may need to go to pt once the immobiliza ... Read More
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