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A 36-year-old member asked:

I'm curious as to why is it that a bone takes so long to heal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Bone cells are small: To fill in the gap and repair a fracture takes time. Be patient.

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How long does it take to heal broken metacarpal bones?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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6-8 weeks: Simple fracture of the metacarpal bone takes about 6-8 weeks to heel. That assuming the bone is not out place, our have any complication factors.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does the bone take to heal in closed rhinoplasty?

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Dr. David Sherris
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6 weeks: If the nasal bones are broken in any type of rhinoplasty they take 6 weeks to reach full strength.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How long will it take after tori bone surgery to heal?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Depends: Recovery from oral tori surgery depends on how extensive the surgery is - a few areas or many? Also it depends on you capacity to heal. You can expect it to take weeks for initial recovery and then months for the bone to heal. Consult an oral surgeon for further details. Good luck.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Please explain how long does it typically take for a bone to heal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
4-8 weeks: Bone usually takes 4-8 weeks depending on the age of the patient and location of the injury.

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