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Is the normal rib fractures recovery time 9 months?

Is the normal rib fractures recovery time 9 months?

6 weeks: A rib fracture heals like any other bone, taking six weeks to achieve sufficient strength. Soreness may be present far longer, but the actual fracture should be healed in a normal time period. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Rib Fracture (Definition)

An injury that occurs when one of the bones in ...Read more


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Dislocated kneecap recovery time long?

Dislocated kneecap recovery time long?

6-12weeks: If it was the first time you dislocated you knee cap, then the usual treatment is 3-6 weeks in a knee immobilizer followed by 6 weeks of physical therapy. I usual put my patients in a patella tracking brace during this six weeks that they wear most of time. After six weeks they only wear it for sports. If it is not the first dislocation then you should really thinking abou having surgery. ...Read more

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Broken forearm surgery time for recovery (plate and screws)?

Broken forearm surgery time for recovery (plate and screws)?

12-16 weeks: It take some time longer than to healed it depends on the fractures. ...Read more

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Process to heal broken metacarple after surgery.

Process to heal broken metacarple after surgery.

Time: If you have undergone surgery to repair a fractured metacarpal it may take some time before healing occurs, if at all. Depending upon which one was broken and the manner of attempted repair this can be unpredictable. Discuss this with the surgeon. ...Read more

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How much time till full broken ulna and radius heal?

How much time till full broken ulna and radius heal?

At least 6 weeks.: Bones generally gain an appreciable amount of strength back six weeks after a break. Strength/solidity/calcification can continue beyond that, but six weeks is a good marker. ...Read more

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Fractured ankle. Whats recovery time?

Fractured ankle. Whats recovery time?

Depends: It will depend on how it was treated, by surgery or just y a cast, but an estimate would be 8-12 weeks, it also depends on the type of fracture. ...Read more

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5th metatarsal injury time to recover (simple break in the bone)?

10 – 12 weeks: Fifth metatarsal base fractures are very common. Bone healing is common in 10 to 12 weeks. On occasion, there is an asymptomatic fibrous union – the fracture line is still apparent on x-rays though there is no pain. Fifth metatarsal shaft fractures (jones fractures) are associated with delayed healing and sometimes nonunion. These can require open treatment with bone grafting ; internal fixation. ...Read more

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Pulled a rib muscle after sneezing recovery time?

Pulled a rib muscle after sneezing recovery time?

Pulled muscle: Typically this lasts just a few days. Try some Naproxen or ibuprofen. Feel better! ...Read more

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Screws in ankle years after an broken ankle taken out recovery time ?

Screws in ankle years after an broken ankle taken out recovery time ?

Screw removal time: Usually removal of older fixation screws in the ankle is a simple procedure and recovery is fairly easy as long as your bones are healthy. After the screws are removed, it is prudent to use a CAM walker for about 2 weeks to allow the bones to recover any strength lost from the openings that remain. Pain after removal is usually minimal from the skin incisions. ...Read more

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Leg (tibia) fractured takes how much time to recover?

Tibia Healing Time : Closed tibia fractures heal on average of 4.5 months. Open tibia fracturesor fractures that have an open wound heal on average of 5,5 months. Revoery time is longer then healing time of bone because of injury to the tissue around the tibia. Total recovery may take 12 to 18 months to reach a base line status. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after a wrist fracture?

How long is the recovery time after a wrist fracture?

Different degrees: A wrist fracture take a different amount of time to heal however a good general rule for most wrist fractures that need treatment either casting or surgery is that it's a 3 to 4 month process of healing and feeling better; say it takes a year before the wrist feels more normal obviously The type of fracture the degree of injury and ones general health affects all ...Read more

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How long is ankle ligament surgery recovery time?

How long is ankle ligament surgery recovery time?

5-8 months: Depending on the actual procedure that is done, most people are nonweightbearing in a cast for 4-6 weeks then weightbearing cast for 4-6 weeks, then pt. Most are not running for 5 months or longer. I have developed a new procedure that the recovery is 1 wk in a orthoboot nwb, 2nd week is weightbearing, 3rd week pt, running by 5-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Distal end of clavicle fracture and slight dislocation of AC joint after falling down from stairs now on sling. Will it heal without surgery ?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the degree if displacement. Most clavicle fractures do well with nonoperative care, and most are in the middle third of the clavicle. But the one type we do have to fix sometimes is badly displaced lateral clavicle fractures that involves the AC joint. I would discuss with your md ...Read more

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What is the healing time of tibia fracture after nonunion surgery?

What is the healing time of tibia fracture after nonunion surgery?

It varies: A non complicated tibia fracture usually heals in any where between 6-12 weeks. If you have already had a tibia fracture which did not heal, which is what a nonunion is, it really depends on the nature of your problem and the type of surgery done. In the best cases scenario, it will heal in6-8 weeks. In the worst, it may not heal again. You would sure want to avoid nicotine and nsaids. Thanks. ...Read more

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Bruised tailbone symptoms. Heal time and treatment.?

Bruised tailbone symptoms. Heal time and treatment.?

2weeks-severl month: Coccydynia is diagnosed based solely on the symptoms and the examination findings of local tenderness. Rest, avoiding re-injury to the affected area, antiinflammation and pain medications can relieve symptoms. Some patients with persistent coccydynia are treated with local cortisone injection. Rarely, a surgical resection of the coccyx can be performed remove the irritated bony prominence. ...Read more

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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)?

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. ...Read more

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What is recovery time from ulna nerve surgery?

What is recovery time from ulna nerve surgery?

Cubital tunnel sun: Outpatient surgery. Long arm splint typically for 7-14 days depending on your surgeon. Limit lifting to 5 lb and gauge activity based on swelling until 6 weeks post op. Usually favoring the arm somewhat for 8-10 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the approximately recovery time or nonunion sternum surgery?

What is the approximately recovery time or nonunion sternum surgery?

6 weeks : Healed skin7- 10 days healed bone depends but 2-3 months gets most. Discomfort dwindles with time like the original. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for both collar , rib fractures?

6-8 weeks: Clavicle- collar bone usually heals quite well with clavicle strap and time. Quite uncomfortable a single rib heals pretty well all by itself but is painful. Multiple ribs and double fractures and with increasing age or pneumothorax or bleeeding can require hospitalization s. ...Read more

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