A 34-year-old member asked:
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how long will a fractured bone take to heal?

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Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture: The general response is 6 weeks. But it depends upon the personality of the fracture. Some bones are displaced, have poor blood supply, have multiple pieces, may be in immunocompromised hosts. Some don't heal & are called nonunions.
Answered on Sep 29, 2012

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