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What is the average healing time for broken femur

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-4 months: It typically takes 3-4 months in adults for femur shaft fracture to consolidate. However neck & distal femur heal in half the time. Children also take ... Read More
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Dr. Roger Palutsis
36 years experience Sports Medicine
4 Months: The healing time for a femur fracture is variable. The type of fracture, as well as its location and possibly type of surgery come into play. Also, ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Recovery: An open reduction and internal fixation with rod and screws, is the recommended method of treating femur fracture. Smoking nicotine will DELAY healing ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many supps, improves: First, eat a healthy diet rich in organic fruits & veggies & avoid sugars (see http://bit.ly/1aWXd11). Many nutrients can speed healing, esp, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
Ice, Elevate: Assuming that the fracture has been immobilized (surgical or cast), elevate the leg slightly, ice for 20 minutes (can use longer if icing through the ... Read More
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Dr. Jake Heiney
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Acetaminophen is good for pain and won't interfere with bone healing.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture healing: No smoking and take calcium with viamin d. Crutches and weight bearing as your surgeon directed.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
I : I believe your #1 priority is to get better. Going back to the original physician who did the reduction is your first step. See what he or she has t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Damage dependent: Not all fractured femurs are the same. A straightforward, minimally displaced femur fracture can be fixed (usually with a long intramedullary nail) in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 day stay: A broken femur and at broken tibia requiring rods is a major injury. Assuming they were isolated (no other injuries occurred), a 2-3 day stay is a re ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6m - 1 year: Depending on your age, nature of the injury and the treatment, recovery after a femur fracture takes 6 m to 1 year.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
29 years experience Family Medicine
Busted Bone Blues: Among the serious complications are fat embolism (where droplets of oil float in the blood and travel to cause problems in other vessels), DVT and pul ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
1-6 hours: Depends on the severity of the fracture and the experience of the surgeon. If it is a simple fracture the surgery itself can be less than an hour. How ... Read More

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