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i fractured my greater tuberosity how long does it take to heal

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8-12weeks: Some time they need surgery if it is separated.

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
6 weeks for fracture: If everything goes smooth, the fracture should heal in about 6 weeks. The scapular dyskinesia could get better with 4-6 weeks of directed physical th ... Read More
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Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
6-12 weeks: Bony healing of the greater tuberosity should take 6-12 weeks. Scapulothoracic dyskinesis may take longer: you will need to rebuild muscle, relearn pr ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain: Unfortunately this can occur. One option you can discuss with your medical provider is use of acupuncture to help reduce inflammation in the area of t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mohit Bansal
19 years experience Family Medicine
More likely Yes: Need more information - which bone? General rule, if it has not healed and it is creating problems for you and affecting your daily life it needs to b ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Speeding bone healin: Getting bones to heal quickly is difficult and the person who figures this out will win a nobel prize, in the meantime, maintaining alignment of the f ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your doctor: Several possibilities. It's possible that it has not healed it that it has healed in a position that causes shoulder impingement. Your orthopedic surg ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Marks
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
The traveler: Sounds like referred pain is the culprit, nerves from the effected site send pain to other areas, rather common occurrence. I hope you feel better!
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kercher
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: But put it back on when you are done. Be careful not to displace the fracture which can happen if you are out of your sling actively moving your arm.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder Fractures: Dixie, a lot depends on your specific injury, but in general both fractures and a rotator cuff repair take about 6 wks to heal initially. For that tim ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Fractured humerus: While sleeping you can take your arm out of the sling, but rest your arm on a pillow while you are sleeping.

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