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Spiral fracture healing time

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
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
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
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.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
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
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
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
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
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. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Thorough eval: This kind of fracture at this age requires a thorough evaluation. A history of the event if known that preceded detection of the injury.An evaluation ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends on the bone : Depends on he bone and displacement. Femur fractures would be treated in a hip spica cast. Fortunately, infants have great remodeling potentiial.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Physical abuse: A spiral fracture is a fracture wherein the bone is twisted apart like a cork screw. It is usually associated with physical or sexual abuse the fem... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Weber B: Weber b is a category of ankle fracture where the fracture line is at or near the level of the plafond (tibia joint space). It can be oblique, spiral... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Spiral fracture : The fracture requires about 6 weeks to heal. There may be longer recovery to regain mobility.
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