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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
34 years experience Sports Medicine
Complete healing: Evidence of previous fracture may not be visible for various reasons. If you were very young and your growth plates (epiphyses) were open and the fra ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
It healed: It healed.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Sometimes: If the fracture has not healed properly it can be detected on x-ray. Sometimes a well healed fracture can show signs where it occurred.
Dr. Zarko Kajgana
14 years experience Podiatry
Sometimes: Especially if the fracture has healed in an incorrect alignment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Some signs or bone healing may be seen an x-ray.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could be a problem: If the surgeon felt this was new bowing that could be due to too much stress on the rod. That would be very unusual with modern rods as they are very ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Healed: But healed fractures always leave a bone scar.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
19 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Read below: Following injury to the elbow in children it is common to have the elbow not fully extend. This can occur from sprains, bone bruises, or small fractu ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
Specializes in Pediatrics
Still maybe fracture: Initially x-rays may not show a fracture. If pain or deformity persists, repeating x-rays in a few days may show a fracture. Dislocation also may caus ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
No: Ankle fractures typically require 6 weeks for healing to occur. Very few fractures require only 10 days in a NWB boot.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain is bad sign: If you have that much pain in your hip joint to me of two things. 1-you have bad injury did not effect the bone and you have to give time to heal. ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bassett
60 years experience Thoracic Surgery
3 to 4 weeks: It usually takes 3, 4 even 6 weeks in some cases.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nope.: Ossifications are areas where the childhood cartilage is transforming into adult bone. They usually are asymptomatic; however, they may be in area tha ... Read More

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