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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

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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 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 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 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 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 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 fractured on my fibula take to heal? I hurt it 2 thursdays ago and will I be able to play in soccer game monday?

Probably not: Usually I would figure 4-6 weeks for a minor
fibula fracture to heal
a more significant fibula fracure with displacement and cast will take 6-8 weeks
to heal. Read more

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How long will a hairline fractured patella (knee cap) normally take to heal and what do I do to speed up the process?

6-8 weeks: A fracture usually takes 6-8 weeks to heal, but there are many factors that can slow this down. Smoking, use of certain medications and excessive motion can all slow down the process. Nothing you can eat or srink will speed the process, but quitting smoking, avoiding Ibuprofen or Naproxen and proper immobility will help maximize healing. 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 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