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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
6-12 weeks: The time it takes for your clavicle or collarbone to heal depends on several factors: 1) the location of the fracture, i.e. In middle or at the end o ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Regular: Plus multivi and calcium plus vitamin D = 1500-1800 mg daily.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Avoid delay: Mostly regarding diet, you want to avoid substances that delay wound healing including most commonly nicotine and NSAIDs. Taking the recommended dail ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Broken bones take: 6-8 weeks to heal under normal circumstances. Normal circumstances involve having it properly examined and immobilized, almost always via some form o ... Read More
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic eval: Broken bones can be addressed in many ways. Most fractures take about 6 wks to heal. Non-displaced fractures usually require immobilization. Displaced ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No, after it heals -: Completely, it as good as the others. Complete healing and consolidation of the bone might take several months. With age the healing process might slo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience Podiatry
Carefully.: You can stay active and exercise even with an injury, but you do have to modify your activities. If it's your leg or foot that's broken, work your upp ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Treated close w cast: Closed fractures were usually treated with plaster of Paris casting, possibly with wedging to correct angular deformities
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: After a reasonable period of healing time the bones are just as strong. Some bones heal faster while others take longer.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Pain upon palpating: Localized pain in the affected are associated to loss of function and edema or swelling. Persistent pain in an injured bony area despite usual conserv ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trauma: Most bones are broken as the result of trauma such as falls, motor vehicle accidents, or work injuries.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the bone: Some untreated broken bones (fractures) will heal without any difficulty. However, many broken bones require treatment. Some require nonsurgical treat ... Read More

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