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on average how long does a spiral fracture take to heal? lower extremity)

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most fractures ~ 6wk: Most fractures heal in a bout 6 weeks. Reduced spiral fractures, in large part due to the broader surface area available for healing, heal enough to allow at least early motion and potentially partial weight bearing (fibula fracture) by 6 weeks.
Answered on Apr 17, 2015
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About 6 weeks : Typically about 6 weeks. This can take longer if you have diabetes, poor bone quality or smoke.
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See below: Most fractures take 4 to 6 weeks to heal.
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Dr. John Goldman
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6 weeks: In general a fracture takes about six weeks to heal, but it depends on your other related medical conditions.
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See below: Most fractures take 4 to 6 weeks to heal.

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