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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 take for a minor elbow avulsion fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a minor elbow avulsion fracture to heal?

About 6 weeks: Depends on where the avulsion exactly is. Sometimes a period of immobilization is required. See an upper extremity orthopedic doctor for this. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a wrist fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a wrist fracture to heal?

8 weeks: In general, wrist fractures take about 6-8 weeks to heal. Most patients are allowed to resume full unrestricted activity after 3 months. However, not all wrist fractures are the same. More severe ones will take longer to heal, and patients with other medical conditions or who have poor bone density, may take longer as well. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take a radial fracture to heal?

How long does it usually take a radial fracture to heal?

Radius Fracture: It may depend on the location fracture and if if involves the joint as well as the stability of the fracture. Fractures generally take 6 weeks for healing. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take a metacarpal fracture to heal?

How long does it usually take a metacarpal fracture to heal?

6-8 weeks: Generally speaking, most fractures heal within 6-8 weeks but limited and protected range of motion may be perfmitted under the supervision of a therapist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a scaphoid fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a scaphoid fracture to heal?

Depends on fracture: Healing time depends on severity and location--how much cracking or separation of the bone ends there is and where in the scaphoid ( distal, waist or proximal pole). Non displaced fractures with a barely visible crack can heal in 6-8 wks in cast. More displaced ones can take 10-12 wks and some never heal without surgery. Surgery can shorten this: https://www.Jaaos.Org/content/15/8/474.Abstract. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

Variable: Many variables exist when it comes to healing: age, ability to rest & allow for recovery, severity of the tendon injury, treatments employed to promote healing. A peroneal brevis tendonitis that is treated early can "heal" in a few weeks. A tear of the peroneal longus may take 6-12 months. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a leg fracture?

How long does it take to heal a leg fracture?

Leg Fracture: It depends what you are calling a leg fracture. Clinically the leg involves the tibia and fibula. If the tibia is fractured with or without the fibula and it is treated in a cast then it will take on the average of 8 weeks. If it is only the fibula and it depends if it is near the ankle or closer to the knee. Most will heal in 6 weeks. If this is a pediatric patient the fracture heals 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a hip fracture?

How long does it take to heal from a hip fracture?

6 weeks: In general hip fractures take six weeks to heal but it depends on the other clinical comorbidities and other medical problems. ...Read more

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How long does it take a femur fracture to heal up?

3-6 month: It depends what fracture is it, the treatment method and if you have complications with it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a hip fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a hip fracture 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 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 normally take for an avulsion ankle fracture to heal?

How long does it normally take for an avulsion ankle fracture to heal?

Depends: If the avulsuion only involves the very tip of the lateral ankle then it is really treated like a severe ankle sprain. Either way, getting involved in a good ankle rehabilittion program will help and you should be able to get back to sports in about 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a soft pelvic fracture?

How long does it take to heal a soft pelvic fracture?

6-12 weeks: I am assuming you mean a small crack to the pelvic bones. Nondisplaced, or minimally displaced pelvic fractures usually heal within 6-12 weeks. During that time, you should refrain from heavy lifting and stair climbing. But low impact exercises such as walking, or swimming should be encouraged as tolerated. ...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