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How long does it take the bone fractures to fully heal after bypass surgery?

How long does it take the bone fractures to fully heal after bypass surgery?

2 months: If you are referring to the sternotomy incision, that bone should be healed and you should be ok resuming full activity after 2 months. If you are having any discomfort after that time you need to see your doctor to make sure that you are healing, and that there are no complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Can broken or fractured bones heal by themselves ?

Can broken or fractured bones heal by themselves ?

Broken / Fractures: do heal by themselves BUT you need to make sure that they are in place to heal properly. If out of alignment you will have problems. Please see a doctor. Do not let them heal w/out seeing a doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

Typically 6 weeks: Most routine wrist fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Unfortunately certain fractures like scaphoid fractures can take 2-3 months or more to heal due to the tenuous blood suppply of the bone. ...Read more

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How long does for two broken bones in the arm to heal?

How long does for two broken bones in the arm to heal?

Eight weeks: Usually take between six to eight weeks for an adult, children heal a lot faster depending upon the age. ...Read more

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What are some foods that help heal broken bones or fractures?

What are some foods that help heal broken bones or fractures?

Fractures: A balanced diet is the right answer. Other than that, extra "goodies" are unlikely to be of any benefit. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken bone in the forearm to heal?

How long does it take for a broken bone in the forearm to heal?

About 6 weeks: Bone healing takes about 6-8 weeks for 70% healing. Full healing can take 3 months or longer. An orthopedist should be monitoring it until full healing to avoid problems such as mal union or non union. ...Read more

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How painful is it when doctors remove rods in the bones after fractures heal up?

How painful is it when doctors remove rods in the bones after fractures heal up?

Hardware removal: Intramedullary rods are used for fracture repair in long bones. Once the bone heals, the rod has no bio mechanical function. On rare occasion, the rod may cause pain, usually by irritating local tissue. The rods can be safely removed. Usually the only significant pain is incisional, and short-lived. ...Read more

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Broke 5th metatarsal, if it's a displaced broken bone will it be a lot harder to heal?

Broke 5th metatarsal, if it's a displaced broken bone will it be a lot harder to heal?

Depends: Typically, if the break is displaced, you would benefit from surgery. Many of the fractures are amenable to minimally invasive means, so id get it evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there any medical evidence to support arnica tablets helping broken bone to heal faster?

Is there any medical evidence to support arnica tablets helping broken bone to heal faster?

Good for edema: Arnica has been shown to help the edema and swelling related to fractures, but no evidence for accelerated healing. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more