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Fractured Shoulder Healing Time
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
Carefully!: Check with your physician to see how much motion you can do. Typically, I tell my patients to have someone hold their arm a little away from their body with the elbow bent. Put the arm through the shirt, then put your head in the shirt. Then you can use your other arm to get the other side in. But start with the affected side first. ...Read more
I was in a bad car accident August 27 and I now have a broken shoulder and fractured neck and want to heal fast?
Nutrition, exercise: Make sure you are following your doctors instructions, eat well, don't smoke, take advantage of any therapy services offered to you and hang in there! If you are feeling despondent, depressed, anxious talk to your doctors and family. A bad car accident happens suddenly and chases your life in an instance but with good care and good general health you can make progress. Ask UR doctors 4 more info ...Read more
Hi, doctor my niece having fractured shoulder she's 7. What room temperature should we keep? Outside climate is max 30 min 15. Thank you
Not too cold: There is no specific temperature recommendations for fracture healing, but keep the temperature warm enough to prevent shivering (which would increase pain) would be wise. ...Read more
I was sitting in the floor and a headboard fell across my left shoulder/neck. Can't hardly touch it now. Bruised muscle or fractured shoulder blade?
See doctor for: An examination and x-ray. Ice it till you see the doctor, If severe pain go to ER. ...Read more
What is healing time for a clavicle compound fracture that required surgery with a bone graft after improper healing.?
Open nonunion: Each fracture has its own personality: worse prognosis with open, comminuted, malunion, nonunion. It depends upon the host immunity, health, and healing potential of the bone and soft tissues. May be 6 weeks to 6 months. ...Read more
Clavicle fracture but I can't keep it at stable position, i have to move my shoulder, so chance of healing?it was 2week on figure8 but separated.
Clavicular fracture: Failure to decrease motion around a fracture results in poor healing and non-union. Suggest efforts to immobilize as much as you can ...Read more
Pain level and xrays: The pain should be decreasing over the course of days/weeks, but that actually does not necessarily mean that the bone itself is healing. The only sure way to tell is repeat x-rays. ...Read more
Sling: Non-displaced clavicle fractures have a high rate of union, and are usually managed with sling for 6 weeks. Displaced fractures have a reasonable healing rate without surgery, but patients who have the fracture surgically stabilized feel better quicker, and have a quicker return to function. Surgery removes the possibility of healing with deformity, which may affect function. ...Read more
Clavicle fractured 10 days ago, separatedn,surgery is indicated, i cant do surgery at now(insurance).my q is how delay affect surgery and Healing?
No influence @ all.: During that time the healing process is firing up. Cleaning up blood & fluid, blood supply not ingrowing yet. Things R getting organized. Delay will also help lower Ur infection rate. @ about 2 weeks things get rolling, clot organizes the inflammatory response gets new cells into the area, organization of the clot gives a latticework 4 the cells.& off 2 the races. NO NSAIDS during healing, hinders ...Read more
Clavicle fracture,2week passed and not healed and also separated more, could keeping at fixed state still may cause healing?
It will heal: The orthopedists have a saying about clavicle fractures: as long as the two ends of the bone are in the same room, it'll heal. Joking aside, clavicle nonunion is extremely rare. Continue using your sling, and avoid contact sports. Healing will take 6-8 weeks. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Clavicle fracture: In most people with healthy bones clavicle fractures heal very well on their own. The best thing you can do to help is to use an immobilizer. The classic over-the-counter immobilizer is a figure-8 strap to hold the shoulders back and keep pressure off the clavicle during healing. This is available at any pharmacy. Other styles of immobilizers are also available. ...Read more
If Clavicle Fracture not healed after 2 week in figure8 and got worse is there any chance of healing without surgery? Tinyurl.com/orkq7q8
Clavicle fracture: This will depend on how the fracture fragments are positioned with respect to one another, and to the figure-8 sling's success in reducing movement across the fracture. A xray will help your treating physician determine whether the fracture is likely to heal on its own. ...Read more
If Clavicle fracture not fixed and moved for 2 weeks,also separated in last image,how is the chance of healing with keeping it at fix status?
Do U mean if it is. : Do U mean if it is fixed? Or do U mean if left alone as is? Would need to C the images 2 answer if left as is, & if fixated Ur healing time would not B compromised. ...Read more
Do Diclofenac 100mg per day(1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing?my clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery.stop?
My shoulder I think is fractured can you tell me if it is? I fell of my bike 2 times in as many days and it left 2 circle shaped scrapes also it was super stiff and was somewhat swollen. My parents think it is only bruised but I have had bruises before an
The : The only way to tell is to have an examination and radiographs of the shoulder. ...Read more
I dislocated my left shoulder 6 weeks ago, I have been doing therapy I have a fracture in my shoulder, now I am able to move it but I feel pain sometime when I swing my arm and I move it, doing streching ect, do I need more time to rest or I am going to
Please : Please state your age and give more details of the fracture. ...Read more
Tib/ fib or femur?: Healing times for ' broken legs' vary w/ which broken bone you are talking about(tibia, fibula, femur) and the location of the 'break ' in the bone(i.e. Midshaft femur requiring im rodding or proximal fibula fx. Requiring minimal treatment). A bit more specificity would be helpful... After saying that most heal between 8-12 weeks... Good luck! ...Read more
Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the fracture, but most heal by about 12 weeks. ...Read more
Healing time: The average healing time for a tibia fracture that did not break through the skin is 4.5 months. For fractures that are more severe or break through the skin the average time is increased to 5.5 months. ...Read more
Scaphoid fracture: This depends on the level of the fracture through the scaphoid and if you have surgery or not. Nonoperative distal waist-3 months, mid waist-4 months, proximal waist-5 months. Surgical treatment usually has a healing time of 3 months. These are severe injuries which should be managed by your orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more
The pain in my fractured scaphoid has got worse in last week been in plaster for seven weeks been at work the whole time will this stop the healing?
Overuse: You need to discuss activity and use with your orthophosphate. Your activity may be preventing healing or suffering from nonunion or malunion despite immobilization. Increased pain not positive sign. ...Read more
Depends: On the severity of the fracture on average 8 to 12 weeks for a mild fracture. ...Read more
Cannot blink or smile on my right side after jaw surgery due to a fractured jaw? What is the healing time?
On average 6-8 weeks: There are several factors that can affect healing a broken bone...severity of the break, bone that is broken, existing medical problems and how controlled they are (ie diabetes, thyroid disease, osteopenia, osteoporosis, low vitamin D, etc.), as well as smoking history. On average, it takes a simple fracture 6-8 weeks to heal. Sometimes longer if any of the above listed conditions exist. ...Read more
Fracture: If displaced might need surgical repair. Will take about 6 weeks to heal before you can apply any weight followed by rehab for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more