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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take A Hair Line Fracture To Heal

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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I had a fractured radial neck and it was put in cast for twoweeks. New and longer hair have appeared over my injured elbow after two months. It is clearly hairier than the otherelbow. Is it normal?

I had a fractured radial neck and it was put in cast for twoweeks. New and longer hair have appeared over my injured elbow after two months. It is clearly hairier than the otherelbow. Is it normal?

Yes: It is not unusual for hair growth to come in under a cast. People with real light hair will often have dark hair. This will all return to normal after the normal cycle of hair growth and falling out. ...Read more

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Hair line fracture below the knee. Can I walk after healing. Will the pain be life long? Can I put weight on it. Can I sleep side ways

Hair line fracture below the knee. Can I walk after healing. Will the pain be life long? Can I put weight on it. Can I sleep side ways

Let me help you: You could walk after healing, if the fracture healed should be no pain, you apply weight when healing completed. You could sleep side ways. ...Read more

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I have a hair line fracture. Can you help to improve recovery time ?

I have a hair line fracture. Can you help to improve recovery time ?

Some heal slowly.: For most fractures, Dr Wittenberg is correct. For a few like scaphoid wrist fractures or fifth metatarsal foot fractures, healing can take much longer. The good news is that your insurance company might ok the bone stimulator early for certain fractures. Have your doctor check with the rep from the bone stimulator company. ...Read more

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What is treatment for a contusion hair line fracture in your knee cap?

Depends on direction: This depends on the direction of fracture. If the fracture is horizontal, the knee has to be immobilized to prevent possible displacement of the fracture and disruption of the knee extensor mechanism. If the fracture is vertical, you don't have to do much. Just don't do anything that causes pain in the knee and try to prevent any further trauma for about 2-3 months. ...Read more

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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