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A 30-year-old member asked:

How long for l4 stress fracture to heal?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
6-8 weeks: It should heal in the 6-8 week time frame, assuming there are no other complicating factors.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How long does a stress fracture in the foot take to heal?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
6-8 weeks: It takes time for the fracture to heal and 6-8 weeks is a reasonable estimate some take longer based on age, nutritional status and type and location of the fracture.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long would it take for a stress fracture of the hip to heal?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
12-16 weeks: It take a while depending the type of the fracture and location.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How long should it take for a stress fracture of the fibula to heal?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
4- 6 weeks: The most important treatment is rest. Stress fractures of the fibula respond well to a period of non-weight bearing of four weeks
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that a stress fracture not heal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes it is possible: Patients with some stress fractures, such as displaced femoral neck stress fractures and fifth metatarsal base stress fractures, are more likely to have complications such as nonunion. These complications should be monitored closely because surgical intervention may be necessary.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for a stress fracture to heal in the shin?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
6-8 weeks of rest: Must ice, rest and not aggravate it.

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