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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Followup: "Putting" means when you apply pressure to the area with your finger, when you remove the finger you can still see the indentation there for several s ... Read More

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Stress fracture: A stress fracture of the metatarsal bone should take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks to heal. The fracture should be immobilized in a walking boot during t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes: And it's possible to heal in that time. The question of concern why did it happen? Have your vitamin d levels checked...
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Concerning: It is a little concerning that it is not yet healed. Options are to give it more time, or use a bone stimulator, or consider addition of growth facto ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Depends on the type of fracture. Best to check with the dr. That is treating you.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: But i would not put much pressure on the foot with the fracture.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone takes : Approximately 6-8 weeks to heal. Each case though gets evaluated individually. So that is a guideline. I would recommend having your vitamin D levels ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 years experience Podiatry
Depends...: How long has it been on? What kind of basketball are you talking about? I would strongly suggest walking first for a few days to get your strength and ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Weeks to months: A broken ankle can take a variable amount of time to heal. There are a number if things that factor into how long it will take and how long swelling w ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
After 10 weeks, : There should be little if any pain. If there is mobility about the fractured bones calluses will increase. If there is little if any movement little t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It most likely takes: About 12 weeks at least. Once it has healed, the pain should disappear as well. Sometimes they take longer. Talk to your surgeon who is treating you a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
elbow surgery: That depends on the severity of the fracture, the stability of the fixation, and the type of work you do...Among many other factors. Talk with your s ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
No pressing on neck: or chest: fractures usually take 3-4 weeks to heal and clivicle fractures are tricky; howver since the anatomoies are quite distant, find a position a ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your orthopedist: Your doctor can give you the best answer since he knows the extent and location of the fracture in the heel.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Metatarsal fx: Depends on many factors including the severity of the injury. Most broken bones mend within about six to eight weeks with some exceptions. Fifth metat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Immediately: You can return to school olmost imme diately, you probably have a cast on that will protect the bone and allow the healing to take place.You probably ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I would start with : Two weeks and reevaluate.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Typically 3 days/wk: Rehabilitation plays a vital role in getting you back to your daily activities. Keeping your leg immobilized in a cast can result in knee stiffness an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very soon: When the bone is broken through the joint it leave scar when it heal, which means the joint not smooth any more that cause arthritis (traumatic in ty ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks to 3 months: Lisfranc injuries range from sprains to complete dislocations. Immobilization in cast can take up to 3 months. Stable sprains can be treated nonoperat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: It depends on the severity of the fracture, the treatment you received and how soon you start therapy. It can take a full year to reach maximum mobil ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
An isolated fibula : Fracture can take a while, especially in someone w/ 'more mature' bones. Unfortunately, a small amount of bone movement is necessary for bone healing. ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
3-6 months: Lisfranc fractures have a long recovery unfortunately. I tell my patients it takes 3 months to heal and 3 months to rehab after this injury and surge ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zygmunt
39 years experience Podiatry
Avulsion Fracture: 6 physical therapy, going 2 times per week for 3 weeks should be enough.

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