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spiral fracture healing time

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6wks: Classically, bones take about 6 weeks to heal. Some bones like the base of the fifth metatarsal can take longer or never heal. Spiral fractures tend ... Read More
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Dr. Rudolf Zak
19 years experience Podiatry
Fracture: If displaced might need surgical repair. Will take about 6 weeks to heal before you can apply any weight followed by rehab for 4-6 weeks.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Immobilization.: Usually immobilzation for an appropriate time as determined by a pediatric othopedist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nonsurgical : Or surgical it depend if the fracture, the age of the patients and displaced or non-displaced. In general the non-displaced fracture we treat conserva ... Read More
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tibial fracture: Depending on location and displacement tibial spiral fracture can be treated with immobilization through casting or tibial nailing.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Pediatric Ortho: Not knowing which bone was involved in this "spiral fracture", it would be best to have the infant evaluated and treated by a pediatric orthopaedic su ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Orthpedics: See a pediatric orthpedist asap.Probably a cast.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
After cast: After cast removal, typically you may begin transition with walking, sometimes with a cam walker type boot. Also physical therapy is recommended as y ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
42 years experience Sports Medicine
Fracture Humerus: Healing time for a spiral fracture of the humerus depends on the age of the patient, comorbidities such as smoking and whether or not the fracture is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Spiral means the : Shape and configuration of the fracture is "spiral". Much depends where it is, a spiral fracture in the tibia or lower leg in a toddler is different t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Orthpedics: See a pediatric orthpedist asap.Probably a cast.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Humeral cuff: We apply humeral cuff & and sling if the patient have no complication due to the fracture.

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