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A 18-year-old male asked:

How much time it takes to recover when there is a fracture in your shin bone and fixed with external fixator?

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Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 32 years experience
Consult ortho: The rate of healing from a fracture varies according to age of patient, circulation, nutrition, compliance with treatment and severity and type of fracture. I suggest consulting with the person that applied the EF or with someone who has access to your xrays and can get historical information from you.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to heal bone fracture with the external fixator?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Longer than usual: The external fixator usually used for unstable or compound fracture or badly comminuted ones, those fracture are difficult to heal because the amount of damage to the bone.8-18 weeks.

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Last updated Nov 1, 2015

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