A 45-year-old member asked:
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how long will it take to heal a bone fracture?

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
36 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Different bones heal at different rates. Which bone are we talking?
Answered on Nov 5, 2012
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Depends on what bone: It really depends on what bone (or bones) were broken, and the severity. A lot has to do with what soft tissue may have been damaged based on the mechanism of the fracture. Most people get along well without being disabled. You may be inconvenienced to varying degrees though.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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8 weeks: But soft tissue and rehab can take longer. Some pts tell me they are still getting better 1 year later.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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It depends: Which bone broken? And young or old patient, it take between4 weeks up to 12 weeks. Good luck, thank you.
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