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How should i address broken bones?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Broken bones take: 6-8 weeks to heal under normal circumstances. Normal circumstances involve having it properly examined and immobilized, almost always via some form of casting or splinting. Mosre serious fractures need to be "set" or repositioned into good alignment before immobilizing in a cast.
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Orthopaedic eval: Broken bones can be addressed in many ways. Most fractures take about 6 wks to heal. Non-displaced fractures usually require immobilization. Displaced fractures require closed (manipulation) or open reduction (surgery). Fractures involving the joint surface often require surgical fixation. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for x-rays and treatment.
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Last updated Feb 4, 2018

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