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3mm bone fracture. how much time will it take to heal? weight bearing after 4 weeks is fine?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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3-6 wks: Yes fine after 4wks.....better if I know which bone which location.

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Can you explain how parathyroid hormone injections make bones stronger when too much parathyroid hormone made by the body weakens bones?

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Good question!: Parathyroid hormone (pth_ causes two main effects - a decrease in phosphorous in the blood, and an increase in calcium. If a body makes too much PTH (constant, high levels) it will leach the calcium from the bones to keep the blood levels up. Injections, however, are intermittent, lower concentrations that can stimulate bone strengthening by absorbing the calcium in the bood.
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What are the risks of having an ankle fracture from twisting it?

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Depends: Most ankle twists (sprains) do not involve a fracture but occasionally a more severe twist will cause something called an avulsion fracture where the twisted ligament pulls a small piece of bone away and this is called an avulsion fracture.
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Where can I seek immediate help if I have an ankle fracture?

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ER or urgent care : You should go to your local emergency department or urgent care center if you have one. They can help you.
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How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

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Dr. Ronald Galyon
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Varies: It varies with age, health, surrounding, and other factors. Very young children may heal a fracture in this little and 3- 4 weeks, while adults, average six weeks, with geriatrics eight weeks and longer.Healing is quicker with proper alignment and immobilization. Surrounding soft tissue damage and preexisting health issues often retard the healing process.

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