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how long does it take a minor uncomplicated no loss of height vertebral end plate fracture to heal?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
8-12weeks: Most vertebral fractures are healed by 8-12 weeks, although some degree of healing can be seen on MRI up to about 6 months.

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