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How long does it take to recover from broken collar bone?

How long does it take to recover from broken collar bone?

Collar bone: 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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Clavicle Fracture (Definition)

The clavicle is the bone that connects the scapula to the sternum. A fracture (also known as a "break") can occur from a direct blow to the shoulder. The treatment ranges from non-operative treatment in a sling to open treatment with metallic implants. An orthopaedic surgeon can provide more answers. For more ...Read more


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How long will it take to recover from broken collar bone surgery?

How long will it take to recover from broken collar bone surgery?

6-8 weeks: While the fracture usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often experience symptoms related to the soft tissue injury that occurred at the time of the injury and the soft tissue trauma caused by the surgery for weeks or months after this. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from several broken bones?

How long does it take to recover from several broken bones?

It varies: Fractures (broken bones) are caused by different degrees of trauma, and also injure the soft parts around the bone to some extent: muscles, ligaments, joints, skin. To break several bones at once involves more energy (more severe injury), often involving other body parts (belly, chest, etc). If the fractures are open, it can delay bone healing (infection, more bone damage. It may take 6-12 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a broken jaw?

How long does it take to recover from a broken jaw?

Broken jaw: It depends on the type of break, where the break took place, whether or not surgery was needed to reset the jaw alignment, etc. Could take weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a broken wrist?

How long does it take to recover from a broken wrist?

12 weeks minimal: If minimally displaced or easily reduced, 6 weeks in a cast and 6 weeks of rehab. If displaced and slipping, then you should have surgery. Recovery is about 12 weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a broken neck?

How long does it take to recover from a broken neck?

Usually 3 months: Depending on the severity of the injury and fracture(break), most commonly the fracture heals within 3 months. ...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 to recover from a calcaneous fracture?

How long does it take to recover from a calcaneous fracture?

Long time: The bone takes 6 to 10 weeks to unite with new bone. The tissue surrounding the heel inculding the fat skin Small nerve endings tendons and muscle take much longer to heal. Patients may see improvement in there condition for 1 year to 18 months after injury. Many patients with calcaneal fractures experience a degree of discomfort and disability for a long period of time. Its a difficult injury ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a broken lower fibular/tibia?

3 months: Typically, in an uncomplicated case it takes 3 months (6-8 weeks for initial healing and an additional 6-8 weeks for early remodeling). ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hairline back fracture?

How long does it take to recover from a hairline back fracture?

Varies: This depends on location of the injury. Stress fracture of the back such as a pars intra-articularis fracture (spondylysis) usually requires 6-12 weeks. The specific recovery time for your fracture will be something that you and your doctor will have to follow closely by x-ray and physical exam. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a broken tibia typically?

How long does it take to recover from a broken tibia typically?

4-6 months: Really depends on how it was broke, how it was fixed, etc but realistically speaking the bone can take 3-4 months to heal based on location and your muscles will take additional time to recover if you were non weight bearing for a period of time. Expect improvements overall for upwards to a year. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

Typically 6 weeks: Most routine wrist fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Unfortunately certain fractures like scaphoid fractures can take 2-3 months or more to heal due to the tenuous blood suppply of the bone. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a broken fibula typically?

How long does it take to recover from a broken fibula typically?

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 to recover from a broken arm?

6 weeks: Most fractures take between 6-8 weeks to heal, but a variety of factors including proper immobilization, nutrition, tobacco use and genetics can influence that timeline. ...Read more

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How long does it takes to recover a broken bone?

About 6 Weeks: In general, fractures take about 6 weeks to heal, but this could be longer for certain types of fractures and certain bones with poor blood supply. Also, the bone may be healed, but there is other tissue that is damaged that also needs to be considered in predicting recovery. If you think you have a broken bone you should see a doctor to do a history and physical and order appropriate xrays. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more