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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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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 a fractured foot heal without a cast?

Can a fractured foot heal without a cast?

Yes: It can heal but more than likely it will heal with extra bone formation. You might then have a bump in the area which may be problematic. Of course there is a good possibility of a painful nonunion where you would need a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a small fracture to heal?

How long will it take for a small fracture to heal?

4-6 weeks: Your age, the severity of the fracture, and the location of the fracture all are factors in answering your question. The younger you are usually the quicker you heal. Fractures that can be immobilized and rested heal quicker. ...Read more

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Does a fractured fibula heal if you don't see a doctor?

Does a fractured fibula heal if you don't see a doctor?

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

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How long does it take for the typical fracture to heal?

How long does it take for the typical fracture to heal?

6-8 weeks: Most fracture heal within 6-8 weeks some take as long as 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take 3 posterior rib fractures to heal?

Weeks: symptons will resolve in 2-6 weeks with complete healing from 6 weeks to 3 months ...Read more

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What is the average time frame for leg fractures to heal?

What is the average time frame for leg fractures to heal?

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

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Can someone tell me how long will it take a fracture to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will it take a fracture to heal?

That depends: That depends on many variables? Where was the fracture? How severe was the fracture? What type of fracture? Health of the person etc? ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take a non-displaced incomplete fracture to heal?

4-6 weeks is usual: Most fractures, including non-displaced incomplete ones, heal in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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