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what is the average healing time for broken femur?

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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
3-4 months: It typically takes 3-4 months in adults for femur shaft fracture to consolidate. However neck & distal femur heal in half the time. Children also take half the time.
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
4 Months: The healing time for a femur fracture is variable. The type of fracture, as well as its location and possibly type of surgery come into play. Also, smoking has a negative affect on all types of bone healing. In long bone fractures, up to 8 months can still be within normal. Best of luck.

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