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How Long Does It Take To Heal A Fractured Foot
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
My foot has been put in a cast bc of an avulsion fracture. How long will it take to heal? I go to get and X-ray in two weeks.
6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Foot fractures can lead to deformity and pain; be sure to get it properly evaluated and treated. See your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would all depend: On the type of fracture and what was done to treat it. Any question like this though I am always surprised to read as I don;t understand why this was not discussed with you by your doctor. ...Read more
I have a "undisplaced avulsion fracture base proximal phlaanx L great toe" - what does this mean, what is treatment and how long does it take to heal?
Toe fracture: Undisplaced fracture means there is a fracture but bones are still in close proximity. Avulsion fracture means that muscle has pulled the bone by force and caused fracture. Undisplaced avulsion fracture of toe are treated by buddy strapping usually for 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have fracture on the base of proximal phlanax of my great toe 1mmx2mm, how long does it take to heal and do I have to see a orthopedic surgeon?
6 weeks: Most fractures of any bone will heal in about 6 weeks. As to whether you need to see an orthopedist, you probably do not. You should tape the broken toe to an adjacent toe ("buddy taping") to splint it, and take tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil for pain. If this is not working you should see an orthopedist, as you may not be healing and can cause a false joint to form. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take to heal from a fractured tibia 3" above ankle and a compression fracture to the femur right below the knee. No surgery needed.
The sentence 4 a fx-: -as U describe R served concurrently. U will B in a cast which should B long leg. I am assuming the compression fx it in the tibia, not the femur if it's below the knee. Young health kid like U, U should B out in 7-8 weeks & ready to play again in another 3-5. Need 2 get motion back & especially strength. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: 4-6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: A number of factors can affect bone healing- how badly fractured it is, whether it is still in alignment, what the treatment is, and if you smoke, drink a lot of soda and/or caffeine, among other factors. Usually, a time frame of 4-6 weeks is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a skateboarder and I hurt my right ankle about 3 weeks ago an the ER took x-rays and they said it wasn't fractured how long will it take to heal?
Some times: Sprains can take as long as fractures, need to monitor to know.... ...Read more
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