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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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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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 radial head fracture to heal after surgery? Had surgery on January & still get pains

How long does it take for a radial head fracture to heal after surgery? Had surgery on January & still get pains

Bone healed: Certainly by now the bone should be completely healed. You should see your surgeon to make sure and ask if Physical Therapy might be needed to rehab the arm. ...Read more

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I have a comminuted fracture to the radial head in my right elbow. It's been 9 months and i'm still in pain. How long does this take to heal?

I have a comminuted fracture to the radial head in my right elbow. It's been 9 months and i'm still in pain. How long does this take to heal?

Radial head fracture: Heals in the same time frame as most bones in most healthy persons 7-8 weeks. Pain can be from the severity of the fracture and joint and tendon mal alignment, elbow ligament problems, joint stiffness , and a host of other issues. Speak to the treating physician. ...Read more

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When the radial nerve is damaged in a fracture, how long would it take for it to recover; and is there a way to hasten the recovery process?

When the radial nerve is damaged in a fracture, how long would it take for it to recover; and is there a way to hasten the recovery process?

Nerve damage: nerve damage may be be permanent which means no improvement of your symptoms especially after 6 months expect little improvement. ...Read more

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How to treat radial head fractures & how long until you can return to hard sports?

How to treat radial head fractures & how long until you can return to hard sports?

Depends: Non-displaced fractures of the radial head are managed without surgery. If fracture is displaced, surgery to repair or replace the fractured radial head. Fractures that need to heal require approximately 6 weeks to consolidate, with gradual rerun to activities to follow. Heavy work of sports typically done safely at 3 months. ...Read more

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I had a fractured radial neck and it was put in cast for twoweeks. New and longer hair have appeared over my injured elbow after two months. It is clearly hairier than the otherelbow. Is it normal?

Yes: It is not unusual for hair growth to come in under a cast. People with real light hair will often have dark hair. This will all return to normal after the normal cycle of hair growth and falling out. ...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