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A 28-year-old male asked:

How much time it will take to recover frm feumeur bone fracture? nail is inserted on 3rd jan. knee is getting swelled all the time

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Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Fracture healing: Almost all fractures take at least 8 weeks to heal but can take longer depending on your physical condition and any other medical problems you may have. Following your surgeons advice as to when to walk on it and maintaining a proper diet with calcium and vitamin d intake are critical to good healing.
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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Femur Fracture: Sometimes patients also have a knee injury with the femur fracture that was difficult to diagnose initially with the fracture... Have you knee examined... It might be just soft tissue injury and may take 3 months to heal... Same as the thigh bone fracture. Good luck!
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Last updated May 6, 2019


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