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how long des it take to heal bone fracture in 81 year old after surgery (big toe fracture and wrist dislocation)?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
6-8 weeks: Toe fractures usually heal in 6-8 weeks where the fracture has bridging bone on x-ray and the fragments become stable. Swelling may persist for months. Wrist dislocations heal slower because the ligaments are ruptured and may take months to resolve.
Answered on Apr 9, 2013
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience Podiatry
6-8 weeks: Bone fractures are generally healed completely in 6-8 weeks. It is safe to say there is some degree of osteoporosis in a 81 year old but this is a general rule.
Answered on Apr 13, 2013

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