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How Long Does It Take A Hairline Fracture 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
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
How long does it take for a hairline fracture to heal if the fracture is on the tip of the big toe?
6 weeks: Approximately 6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Depends on fracture location and nutritional status mostly. This is a difficult question to answer. ...Read more
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
How long does it take a small hairline fracture take to heal in metacarpal area of hand in an active 25 yr old?
6 weeks: It generally takes about 6 weeks for a metacarpal hairline fracture to heal when casted. ...Read more
8-12 weeks: It take 8-12 weeks for fracture in the spine to heal. ...Read more
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
?: 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
About 6 weeks: This should heal in 6 - 8 weeks, barring any complications. ...Read more
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
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
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
My son is 18 months old and got a small hairline fracture at the distal end of his humorous. How long will this take to heal, and be in pain?
Depends: Bones take atleast 6 weeks to heal and the joint a few weeks to regain its flexibility and function. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Iihave a hairline fracture in my right wrist how long will it take to heal and well that effect my basketball?
Depends upon thbone: A scaphoid can take 2-3 months but a radius only a few weeks. ...Read more
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
Hairline ankle fract: With appropriate care, 6 to 8 weeks is typical. ...Read more
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
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
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
6-8 weeks: Keep in mind weight bearing may delay healing, smoking and low vitamin d can all delay healing. ...Read more
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
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
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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