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Doctor insights on: Fractured Shoulder Healing Time

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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How can you take off/put on a shirt with a fractured shoulder?

How can you take off/put on a shirt with a fractured shoulder?

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

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I was in a bad car accident August 27 and I now have a broken shoulder and fractured neck and want to heal fast?

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

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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

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

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What is healing time for a clavicle compound fracture that required surgery with a bone graft after improper healing.?

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

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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.

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

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How could I tell if my broken collarbone (fractured clavicle) is healing?

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

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What is the most common treatment for a clavicle fractures?

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

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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?

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

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Clavicle fracture,2week passed and not healed and also separated more, could keeping at fixed state still may cause healing?

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

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my clavicle fracture?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my clavicle fracture?

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

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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

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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

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Do Diclofenac 100mg per day(1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing?my clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery.stop?

Do Diclofenac 100mg per day(1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing?my clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery.stop?

Maybe: It may interfere worth bone healing. Keep in mind, it usually takes about 6 weeks the fracture heal. Would be better to stop the medication and take vitamin D 5000 units daily for 6 weeks to help the bone healing.
If the bone is not well aligned, you may need surgery. ...Read more

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What is the healing time for fractured leg?

What is the healing time for fractured leg?

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

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What is the healing time for a broken/fractured tibia?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the fracture, but most heal by about 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long would the healing time be for a broken/fractured tibia?

How long would the healing time be for a broken/fractured tibia?

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

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What is the typical healing time for a fractured scaphoid?

What is the typical healing time for a fractured scaphoid?

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

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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?

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

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How much time do broken bones hurt after healing?

How much time do broken bones hurt after healing?

Healing=painless: When the bone is healed, it should stop hurting ...Read more

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How much time bone fractures takes time to heal? Which nutrition help faster healing?

How much time bone fractures takes time to heal? Which nutrition help faster healing?

8-12 weeks : Most fractures heal over an 8-week period -sooner in younger pts and longer in older pts with underlying bone issues like osteoporosis. Vit d and ca supl may help. ...Read more

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I have a calcaneus fracture, what is the healing time?

I have a calcaneus fracture, what is the healing time?

Depends: On the severity of the fracture on average 8 to 12 weeks for a mild fracture. ...Read more

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Cannot blink or smile on my right side after jaw surgery due to a fractured jaw? What is the healing time?

Facial nerve injury: Your facial nerve (moves your face) has been injured. If you have had surgery for the fracture, this may be a complication of the surgery. I would see either the surgeon who did the surgery, or an ENT doc, ASAP. ...Read more

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What is the healing time for a lateral malleolus fracture?

Depends: It depends on if it is a fracture that requires surgery or just immobilization. On average non-surgical 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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What is healing time for scaphoid fracture?

What is healing time for scaphoid fracture?

8 t0 12 weeksA: Depend upon location and quality of the fx. Usually is between 8 to 12 weeks for uncomplicated fx. Assuming you are referring to the wrist. ...Read more

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How much time it takes to heal broken bone without any treatment?

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

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Healing time for displaced spiral fracture of 4th & 5th metatarsal?

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