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How Long Do Bone Fractures Heal
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
3 stages: There are three major phases of fracture healing, two of which can be further sub-divided to make a total of five phases; 1. Reactive phase i. Fracture and inflammatory phase ii. Granulation tissue formation 2. Reparative phase iii. Cartilage callus formation iv. Lamellar bone deposition 3. Remodeling phase v. Remodeling to original bone contour. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat and health: The most efficient way to heal a fracture is to get correct appropriate treatment for that specific fracture. Maintaining good health and a proper nutritionally balanced diet aids in fracture healing too. If you are a smoker having a fracture is as good a reason to stop as any, smokers typically have harder times healing fractures. ...Read more
Wrist fracture : Takes 6-8 weeks for most . A nondisplaced hairline fracture can take less and a scaphoid can take longer. After a fracture it still may take a month or two to fell less swollen and stiff even when radiologicallt healed. Overall i tell most that it is a 3-4 month process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 months: If you are referring to the sternotomy incision, that bone should be healed and you should be ok resuming full activity after 2 months. If you are having any discomfort after that time you need to see your doctor to make sure that you are healing, and that there are no complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contusion : 3 to 4 weeks is normal ...Read more
Collar bone: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If : You do not need surgery 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
2-3mo: While most bones heal on average in 6 wks, the tibia is prone to delayed healing or even non healing. Partially as this bone is not fully encased in vascular muscle tissue and vascularity= healing. It isn't unusual for this bone to take upwards of 3+ mo to heal. And in adults often warrants surgery as well to stabilize the break while it heals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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