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A 29-year-old member asked:

how long should it take for a stress fracture of the fibula to heal?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
4- 6 weeks: The most important treatment is rest. Stress fractures of the fibula respond well to a period of non-weight bearing of four weeks
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Months: Fractures typically heal in 3 months. Follow the instructions of your orthopaedic surgeon and be patient.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Will spicy food and stress cause stomach ulcers?

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
No: Stomach ulcers are caused either by an infection with h pylori bacteria or by damage from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen). Emotional stress does not cause stomach ulcers. Physical stress such as fractures of long bones or serious burns can cause bleeding ulcers, especially in hospitalized patients.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to heal a c1 & C2 neck fracture?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
8-12 weeks: It depend on the fracture and how sever it is. And the methods of treatment. Some time they have to apply special halo from the out side to keep the fracture stable.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Which would hurt more a broken bone or a fractured growth plate?

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Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
General Practice 27 years experience
Displaced fracture: A minor growth plate injury that is not displaced would usually hurt less than a displaced fracture. The reason is the amount of motion that would occur with each type of injury. The more motion, the more pain that will be present. Some growth plate injuries can be displaced.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long will a compound wrist fracture take to heal?

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Dr. Vlad Gendelman
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Depends on Age: That depends on the age of the person. Generally, the answer is about 8 weeks. Less for children. More for older patients.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Could tendonitis in the wrist be caused by having broken a bone?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Tendonitis can either be associated with an underlying break or symptoms of what is presumed to be tendonitis may actually be those of a un-recognized fracture. Likewise for ligament sprains. So if there are unresolved symptoms a plain x-ray, at the very least, is called for.

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