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How long does it take for hairline fractures to heal?

How long does it take for hairline fractures to heal?

6-10 weeks: It depends on what bone has a hairline fracture. A hairline fracture of a bone in the hand or foot will likely heal in 6 weeks, but a hairline fracture (a break in the bone without any displacement of the fracture) of the femur, the scaphoid, and the tibia (among others) could take longer, on the order of 10-12 weeks. Make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon to have it treated appropriately! ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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 long does it usually take for a hairline fracture to heal?

Depends: Depends on fracture location and nutritional status mostly. This is a difficult question to answer. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for a hairline fracture to heal?

How long does it typically take for a hairline fracture to heal?

8 to 12 weeks: A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization. Smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions can prolong or delay this healing. Premature mobilization or weight bearing on the extremity could also cause delayed or non healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take a hairline fracture or ligament tear to heal while wearing a cast?

How long does it take a hairline fracture or ligament tear to heal while wearing a cast?

It depend were is it: If the fracture in the thigh bone it take 6-8 weeks, if the fracture in small bone it take less than that. ...Read more

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How long does it take hairline fracture of L4 vertebra to heal?

How long does it take hairline fracture of L4 vertebra to heal?

?: It depends on where it is. In certain areas of vertebral body an innocent "hairline" fx can lead 2 instability. B sure 2 c a spine surgeon 4 ur care. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a hairline nasal fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a hairline nasal fracture to heal?

Doesn't matter: Most "hairline" nasal fractures are mis-read xrays. There is nothing you need to do for a non-displaced ("hairline fracture") of the nose. It might hurt but that is probably from the trauma. I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a hip hairline fracture to heal?

6weeks: Nonweight bearing these are usually fix necause chance of displacement with wiegjt bearing displacement carries the risk of avascular necrosis disaster in young people. ...Read more

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How long can a hairline fracture take to heal?

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

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How long does a hairline fracture take to heal?

How long does a hairline fracture take to heal?

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

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How long does a hairline fracture to the wrist take to heal?

Depends: Bones take atleast 6 weeks to heal and the joint a few weeks to regain its flexibility and function. ...Read more

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How long does a hairline fracture of the patella take to heal?

How long does a hairline fracture of the patella take to heal?

Fracture: 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 more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a hairline fracture in the ribs to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a hairline fracture in the ribs to heal?

Weeks to months: The healing time of fractures in ribs and other bones depends on displacement of fracture fragments. If no displacement fracture usually heals the quickest. Rib fractures if not displaced are one of fastest healing fractures. Hairline fracture is nondisplaced fracture. Healing begins in 10 days and usually compete by couple months. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a hairline fracture in a toe to heal?

4-6 weeks: Most hairline fractures heal rather quickly. That said, some fractures seem to take their time and other still will not heal without some "help". Most toe fractures that are not displaced will heal uneventfully, and within 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Hairline fracture in spinal column how long will it take to heal?

Varies: This depends on your age, smoking history, underlying medical problems, location and type of fracture and if it is truly a new fracture or an incidental finding on an x-ray that was done since you had pain or injured the area and whether this is a stable or unstable fracture and whether there are associated injuries to other structures. ...Read more

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I have a hairline fracture on my neck, the 2nd vertabrae to be exact, how long do you thing it would take to heal?

8-12 weeks: An fracture of the C2 vertebrae, depending on the area involved, typically takes 8-12 weeks to heal and will need to be followed closely to make sure it does not displace. ...Read more

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How long does a hairline fracture in the ankle take to heal?

How long does a hairline fracture in the ankle take to heal?

Hairline ankle fract: With appropriate care, 6 to 8 weeks is typical. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a hairline fracture in the malleolus to heal? And would it be possible for me to play basketball in 2 weeks?

At least 6 weeks: Fractures typically take at least 6 weeks to heal. I personally would keep you out of basketball for 10 - 12 weeks, depending on x-ray findings. ...Read more

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I recently got injured in a fight in where I was jumped. Everything has healed fine except my hand how long will a hairline fracture take to heal if I?

6weeks: The fastest that a mild fracture takes to heal is about six weeks with proper immobilization and protection. ...Read more

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I have torn tenant and hairline fracture of heel about 4 weeks old. Been wearing a boot and walking with crutch. How much longer Will it take to heal?

8-12 weeks: A calcareous fracture takes 8-12 weeks to heal. Recovery from tendon injuries vary based upon the tendon involved and the severity of the injury. I would discuss with your doctor who will be able to tell you more about your specific case. ...Read more

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How long does it take a hairline fracture of your foot to heel?

How long does it take a hairline fracture of your foot to heel?

6-8 weeks: Keep in mind weight bearing may delay healing, smoking and low vitamin d can all delay healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a hairline fracture in the shin to stop hurting because I was playing football got hit in the shin and couldn't walk and I iced it and it didn't help at all but when I got to my house I iced it again and took perscription pain re

How about 6-8 weeks: If you have any fracture in your tibia, you
really have to assume that it will take at
least 6-8 weeks to heal
time factors include your age, activity, overall
health and any possible medical problems. ...Read more

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How long for a hairline fracture of hip to heal?

How long for a hairline fracture of hip to heal?

Hip fracture: Typically six weeks is necessary for any fracture to mend. There are extenuating circumstances however. Compression side fractures can generally be left alone and allowed to heal naturally. Fractures on the tension inside of the bone however commonly need internal fixation. See your orthopedic surgeon to know for sure. ...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