A 43-year-old member asked:
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how long does it usually take for a broken bone to heal?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 weeks: Most fractures of the the foot ankle hand wrist and forearm heal in 6-8 weeks . Fracture of the tibia femur and humerus may take up to 10-12 weeks (longer in some cases).
Answered on Mar 11, 2016
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