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A 21-year-old male asked:

How long does it take for a c2 vertabrae fracture to heal?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
8-16 weeks: There is a lot factors effect that kind of fracture and method of treatment.
Dr. Neill M. Wright, Md
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
3+ months: Fractures of C2 range from very mild fractures to severe fractures that place the spinal cord at risk. Some need a simple collar, some a halo, and others a surgery. Depending on the specific fracture and how it is treated, it can take 3-6 months to be completely healed. All C2 fractures should be seen by a spine surgeon to make sure they heal properly to protect your spinal cord.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a C2 fracture to heal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
6-8 weeks: Hopefully, you're seeing a cervical spine specialist, who can follow you until it is completely healed.
Last updated Mar 30, 2020
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