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What is the recovery time for subchondral insufficiency fracture left femoral head with extensive bone marrow edema?

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: classically we say fractures heal in 6-8 weeks but insufficiency fractures mean the bone was weak or not healthy in the first place and may take longer

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A 62-year-old female asked about a 62-year-old female:

What is the recovery time for subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head with extensive bone marrow edema?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Hip fracture : Depending on the treatment it could be 4-6 weeks. Your orthopedic surgeon will determine that
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A 62-year-old female asked about a 62-year-old female:

Does subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head with extensive bone marrow edema require a surgery?

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Dr. Thomas Horn
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Likely, eventually!: It sounds like you probably have some avascular necrosis with subchondral collapse. Unfortunately, the controversial treatments don't usually work once collapse has started. You're likely, eventually, going to need to have a hip replacement. You should see a hip specialist to go over your options at this point.

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