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A 41-year-old male asked about a male:

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
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
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.
Dr. John Callahan
25 years experience
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.
Last updated Apr 13, 2013

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