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What are the short/long term effects of a hairline skull fracture. 3" in length from lambdoid suture forward toward the temporal bone.

What are the short/long term effects of a hairline skull fracture.  3" in length from lambdoid suture forward toward the temporal bone.

Usually none: In an adult, the type of fracture you describe really has no long-term effects. Short term problems really have to do with any associated intracranial problems (hemorrhages, contusions, etc.). Potential fractures requiring treatment are ones that are exposed through the scalp (open), significantly depressed, ones involving skull sinuses, which can leak csf, or "growing" fractures in young children. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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What can happen with splintering bones in a skull fracture?

What can happen with splintering bones in a skull fracture?

Dependswhere they go: If the fragments stay in place, there may be no long term problems. If they penetrate the meninges, which are the membranes that cover the brain, injury or bleeding in the brain can occur. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a linear skull fracture in my left temporo paretial bone. Recovery time? And when can I resume football/weight training/gym? Thx

I was diagnosed with a linear skull fracture in my left temporo paretial bone. Recovery time? And when can I resume football/weight training/gym? Thx

6 - 12 weeks: Healing is a gradual process, as filling a glass pouring liquid. If there was no brain damage, no broken blood vessels inside your skull, and no loss of consciousness, I believe you could start easy weight training now. Maximum strength of the fracture healing I estimate at 12 weeks, so I would not do full unrestricted contact sports for 12 weeks, and then only if you are symptom free. ...Read more

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I have a small crack in my right periatel bone with CSF leak. size of crack = 4x1 to 5x5 mm. This is from a childhood skull fracture after a backward?

I have a small crack in my right periatel bone with CSF leak. size of crack = 4x1 to 5x5 mm.

This is from a childhood skull fracture after a backward?

Neurosurgeon: Certainly would want to discuss directly with a neurosurgeon who would have the benefit of a direct exam and to be able to review your cr scan. Ultimately would have to weigh the risks and benefits of surgical verses nonsurgical care. ...Read more

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How long does a skull fracture take to heal in a baby?

How long does a skull fracture take to heal in a baby?

8-12 weeks: Each child is different. Some kids recover fast and some take a little more time. They should do an x-ray a few days down the road to make sure she is healing properly. I'm hoping they did a cat scan when it happened to make sure she didn't have any bleeding in her brain which is somewhat common after a skull fracture.Good luck. ...Read more

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If a teenager got a linear skull fracture, how long should he wait before returning to school?

If a teenager got a linear skull fracture, how long should he wait before returning to school?

Variable: The severity of the injury is the determining factor. Your doctor, who has the details, is the person to ask. ...Read more

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How long skull fracture heal in child 15 months old?

How long skull fracture heal in child 15 months old?

Fracture healing: Children heal fractures remarkably quickly. As long as the fracture wasn't complicated (i.e. Markedly comminuted, or open, or infected etc) then it should be almost completely healed within 4 - 6 weeks. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a skull fracture tae to heal?

3-4 month: It depend on the kind of the fracture , the location , the treatment done and general condition of the patient. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a babies skull fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a babies skull fracture to heal?

Skull fracture: Most skull fractures will heal on the order of weeks to months. Rarely, babies can get "growing skull fractures, " which involves widening of the fracture line, and requires surgical treatment. ...Read more

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How long does the person recover from basilar skull fracture?

How long does the person recover from basilar skull fracture?

6-8 weeks: The skull fracture itself will heal just like any other bone in the body and usually take 6-8 weeks. The actual symptoms however, may persist depending on the extent of injury to the underlying brain tissue. ...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


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