A 30-year-old member asked:
how long does it generally take for a broken bone to fully heal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Coats II answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually 6 weeks: Fractures usually take about six weeks to heal, but will remodel over the next 12-18 months. This process is faster in kids and slower in the elderly. Certain fractures heal faster than others. Non-displaced fractures heal faster.
Answered on Mar 27, 2016
Dr. Payam Rafat answered
22 years experience Podiatry
It depends...: Factors that may speed your recovery include: immobilization, elevation, good nutrition, follow your physicians’ instructions and do not smoke. Bone healing usually takes 6-8 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health.
Answered on Feb 18, 2013
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