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Fracture Will Heal
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
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
Fibula: Usually yes. The issue is what position the fibula is in when it heals. If it is not properly aligned, you may develop knee or ankle problems after it heals. ...Read more
Weeks: symptons will resolve in 2-6 weeks with complete healing from 6 weeks to 3 months ...Read more
2 months: 2 months is the average for clinical healing, but radiographic healing can take as long as 3-4 months in some bones. Also depends on complexity of fracture. Was it open or closed? Did it require surgery or casting? Was it displaced? These are the questions that when answered can help determine length of time to heal. ...Read more
4-6 weeks is usual: Most fractures, including non-displaced incomplete ones, heal in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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