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How Long Does A Fracture Take To Heal
How long does humerus fracture takes to heal. Will the bone be same stronger as before. I have got implanted with titanium plate. When can I start my gym?
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
Fracture: Most bones with good blood supply that are capable of healing will mend within 6-8 weeks. Not all fractures heal easily though, which is influenced by location, displacement, age, health/nutritional status, smoking, etc. ...Read more
It depend on the: Location of the fracture if it is in the end of the bone or in the shaft 6-12 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on several factors, including the severity of the fracture, whether it was open, whether surgery was done and if so, the type of surgery, and also associated medical conditions such as diabetes or smoking. A healthy patient should be well on the way to healing within 6 - 8 weeks, however the subsequent rehab which is required can take 1 - 3 months. ...Read more
8-12 weeks: Each child is different. Some kids recover fast and some take a little more time. They should do an x-ray a few days down the road to make sure she is healing properly. I'm hoping they did a cat scan when it happened to make sure she didn't have any bleeding in her brain which is somewhat common after a skull fracture. Good luck. ...Read more
3 months: The average time needed for a vertebral compression fracture to heal is 3 months. Radiation does not help. ...Read more
Depends on many factors how bad is the fracture and how good is the vitamin d level and of course all smokers heal slower
all fractures take about 2 years to go on to full healing and remodeling but most should be pretty darn solid by 10-12 weeks
with hands stiffness is a major issue post injury so early gentle range of motion is important. ...Read more
Most fractures ~ 6wk: Most fractures heal in a bout 6 weeks. Reduced spiral fractures, in large part due to the broader surface area available for healing, heal enough to allow at least early motion and potentially partial weight bearing (fibula fracture) by 6 weeks. ...Read more
About 6 wks to some stability / 3m0 to pretty good stability / 6 mo to really decent stability and ~ 24 months to full remodeling
smokers all heal slower and low vit d level hinders healing every once in awhile you will see nonunion which means it is not healing and won't without sig intervention
also depends on where in the bone the break is & how bad. ...Read more
Depends: Really depends on fracture location, in regard to the hip anatomy. The manner of fixation and/or repair is determined by this fracture location, which then completely determines the expected recovery. Repair can include pinning, plate fixation, rodding, and/or replacing. Healing and/or recovery can be any where from 6 weeks to 4 months. ...Read more
8 to 12 weeks: Bone tissue takes awhile to heal. The sacrum may heal fine if there was a fracture that would be confirmed by a MRI if acute or at least documented that it occurred by bone scan that may still reveal a fracture that occurred but has healed for up to 1-2 years. If the injury was axial ie fall on buttocks, there can be a coccyx or disc issue. These fractures can also be due to osteoporosis ...Read more
6 wks: Just as any other fracture, the main phases of bone healing occur in 6 wks. People tend to take toe fractures for granted, but they heal just like any other bone. Bones even continue to heal and remodel up to a year. ...Read more
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
Rapidly: The facial area is well vascularized and a good blood supply enhances healing. Facial fractures, even which requiring surgical assistance heal rapidly, generally over a period of 1-3 weeks. There can be some minor symptoms which last several months related to re-organization of the disrupted nervous system in the injured area. ...Read more
Black eye: Depends on extent of fracture and complications if any. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: At best. 6-8 weeks generally.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does a tibial stress fracture take to heal &without pain. I have a knee brace that I am suppose to wear full time. Hurt it ~6 weeks ago?
Depends: This is a very persnickety bone and depending on where in the bone it was broke will determine the length of time to heal. Simple fractures can take several weeks and others several months. ...Read more
About 6 wks: If the wrist is pinned, it will be fairly strong after surgery, but in most cases one will not want to use it a lot for about 6 weeks. It can be different from surgery to surgery, however, and the orthopedic surgeon doing the surgery can provide the best advice. In most cases, physical therapy will be prescribed to speed and improve recovery. ...Read more
How long does it take for fractured ribs to heal? Are there any huge risks of walking around with broken ribs?
Rib healing: No real good studies on rib fractures. They can hurt for weeks or longer depending on how bad the fractures are. Usually walking around is good. ...Read more
About 8 weeks...: Most "wrist fractures" involve a break of both of the forearm bones at the wrist; usually only one of the two (the radius bone) is serious, however, and needs directed cast/surgery treatment. Each situation is very specific to the injury and patient and this question is important to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Compound fracture: Depends. A compound fracture has bone fragments piercing the skin. Healing depends on the general health, the severity of the fracture, the surgery, whether there is damage to nerves and vessels along with other soft tissue, and the occurrance of any complications. Healing may be delayed due to many factors. ...Read more
It depend what bone: Large bones like femur it take 8-16 weeks, and location of the fracture shaft or end of the bone, the shsft of the bone take longer than the end of the bone. Some bone like navicular bone also take longer time to heal. ...Read more
4-5 wks: Ask yoru doctor or orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wrist fractures: Can heal bar ably depending upon which bone, how severe the injury and the health, age and associated condition of the region. A scaphoid can take 2-3 months but a radius only a few weeks to 8 weeks as a general response. ...Read more
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
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