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what is the typical healing time for a broken arm

A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
16 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on age: This depends on the age and also on what part of the arm is broken. For an adult the average is about 8 weeks, but will vary depending on which bone a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Dunn
59 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
X-RAY THE ARM: Physical examination could help to identify healing, but x-ray is best way.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
25 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Variable: Everyone is a little different in terms of how long discomfort after a broken bone will last. Other factors include how much you move the arm (limb) ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Variable: Depends on break and intervention. Acl in my office does not go back to sports for at least 4 months and a non op humerus depends on healing but at le ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Scaphoid fracture: This depends on the level of the fracture through the scaphoid and if you have surgery or not. Nonoperative distal waist-3 months, mid waist-4 months, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Guyette
Specializes in Hand Surgery
It depends...: The bone component of uncomplicated wrist fractures take an average of 6 weeks to heal. But although the bone may be healed at that point, the stiffn ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4 weeks: Bones in the hand heal generally in about 4-6 weeks even thogh this is a fibrous union. Fractures in the hand will remian visible on xrays for a much ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
45 years experience in Podiatry
6-12 weeks: The bone that is fractured is about 80-90% healed in about 6 weeks. However, back to full activity and normalcy can take about 3 months. Of course t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Generally, after 6 weeks of rest and therapy, you should be feeling better. There is a risk or re-dislocation, though, and if your shoulder still feel ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 months: For first time simple shoulder dislocations after 2-3 months you can return to regular activities however further dislocations may occur. Also people ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture healing: Fractures typically take 6-8 weeks to heal at the earliest and may take longer. The best you can do is follow your surgeon's advice and if you do not ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
4-6 weeks: The finger joints are brown to sprain and because the anatomy of it takes a while to heal and some leave some stiffness.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience in Hand Surgery
6-10 weeks: Scaphoid fractures take a very long time to heal due to its poor blood supply. Cast or splint immobilization is often needed for a prolonged period if ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
Fibula fracture: A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization. Smok ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Length of time: Depends on type of fracute, location, smoking history, age. Simple greenstick about 6 weeka if not displaced. Longer variable if displaced.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4 weeks: 4 weeks. There may be variables which affect the duration. Ask oral surgeon who wired you.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Fracture recovery: Six to eight weeks with physical therapy.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Unpredictable: The healing time is very dependent on the amount of soft tissue damage that occurs at the time of the fracture. Compound fractures are those that have ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
About 6 weeks: About 6 weeks to completely heal.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience in Hand Surgery
Between: 4 to 6 weeks, depending on how your fracture is, if the fracture is immobili zed in a cast or splint.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Tib/ fib or femur?: Healing times for ' broken legs' vary w/ which broken bone you are talking about( tibia, fibula, femur) and the location of the 'break ' in the bone( ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
About 6 weeks: About 6 weeks to completely heal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience in Podiatry
4-6 weeks.: If the fracture is simple non displaced then 4 weeks. If it is a bit complicated about 6 weeks. Toe bones are just like any other bones. They need tim ... Read More

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