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How to tell when a fractured foot is healed?

How to tell when a fractured foot is healed?

Radiographic: And clinical findings, your doctor will be able to tell you when. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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 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 for my stubbed/fractured big toe to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will it take for my stubbed/fractured big toe to heal?

Stubbed/fractured?: If it is stubbed, then it'll probably be a contusion that will take a few days to subside. If there is bruising under the nail, there's a chance that you'll still see some residual bruising at that nail for up to a year, but the toe would be ok. However, if you fractured the toe, then it's a minimum of 6-8 weeks if you started treating the toe after it was injured. ...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

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Please tell me, could a fractured vertebrae heal itself?

Please tell me, could a fractured vertebrae heal itself?

Yes: Yes, a fractured vertebrae can "heal itself". The question is rather is it in good alignment that it we heal without chronic pain resulting from it, and is there anything about the nature of the injury that would put you at risk for neurological sequela. For that we would need to examine you directly and look at the scans of your specific fracture. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a small fracture in low back heal on it's own?

Please tell me, could a small fracture in low back heal on it's own?

Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does a fractured tailbone take to heal?

Depends: some people nad some bones heal faster of slower in general it is at least 6 weeks to some early stability / 3 months to pretty good stability and at least 6 months to "full" healing although it can take a whole lot longer and to fully remodel bone certainly does take longer good vit D level helps things to heal up a bit quicker IMHO ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a fractured/dislocated pinky take to heal?

6 - 8 weeks: This depends on whether the injury required surgery or not, the severity of the fracture, etc - but for the most part, such injuries should be well on the way to healing within 6 - 8 weeks. The most crucial part of recovery is restoring normal range of motion of the finger, which is typically begun about 2 weeks after the injury. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Typically : An adult takes 6-8 weeks for a bone to heal. Often for a nondisplaced finger fracture after three weeks one can begin range of motion if pain is minimal even tho it is not fully healed. Wrist fractures take longer generally. These are just loose recommendations as treatment needs to be monitored and supervised. ...Read more

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I have humerus fracture. Kindly tell me diet and medicine which help in heal fracture.

Bone Healing Aids: A well balanced diet is best regardless of injury. While taking a calcium supplement will not speed healing as well as a multi vitamin its part of a balanced diet. If you are taking anti inflammatory medication you should discuss the possible effects on fracture healing with your doctor. If you smoke stop while your fracture is healing. Smoking is associated with delayed fracture healing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is done for a broken bone in hand that has healed?

Can you tell me what is done for a broken bone in hand that has healed?

Depends: If no pains: Or deformity or any complaints, we can leave it be, and maybe get some pt; if there is deformity we assess how does it affect the function of the hand? Then there is a possibility that in surgery we break the bone and realign it, then fix it. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will my 9 yr old sons forearm greenstick fracture take to heal after cast is on?

4-6 weeks total time: Healing of such a common pediatric fracture is expected by 4-6 weeks. Healing is confirmed once there is no further pain over the fracture site. ...Read more

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How much swelling, pain is normal with a metatarsal stress fracture, 10 weeks in boot. How to tell if fracture has healed on x-ray- how much callus?

After 10 weeks, : There should be little if any pain. If there is mobility about the fractured bones calluses will increase. If there is little if any movement little to no callus. If there is still pain after 10 weeks, there may have been a non-union in which case further treatment may be needed. You should speak to your doctor and repeat the X-ray. Then you should have a better idea of what is going on ...Read more

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My C7 facet fracture has healed but still getting bit of pain in left elbow and muscle pain b near shoulder can u tell me what causing it when active?

My C7 facet fracture has healed but still getting bit of pain in left elbow and muscle pain b near shoulder can u tell me what causing it when active?

Referred somatic psi: Referred somatic pain fromi injured facet post trumatic degeneration or ligament injury consider fiagnostic facet injection followed by rf ablation if it really bothers you comfort with activities after injury is not always achievable look at the portland trailblazers last couple of seasons not everybody makes it off injured reserve the ones that do may just be suffering more. ...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