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How long does a compression fracture take to heal? can radiation help?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Do rads: No matter what is fractured, radiation will b very detrimental for healing and 4 exposure of other tissues.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
3 months: The average time needed for a vertebral compression fracture to heal is 3 months. Radiation does not help.

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Last updated Jul 15, 2019

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