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A 52-year-old female asked:

How lond does it take for a 5 thetayarsal bone to heal?

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Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 24 years experience
6-8 Weeks: Bones in general take about 6-8 weeks to heal. Depending the severity of the fracture, it maybe simply treated with cast immobilization or it may need surgical repair. Either way you should follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon.
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