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How long for L4 stress fracture to heal?

How long for L4 stress fracture to heal?

6-8 weeks: It should heal in the 6-8 week time frame, assuming there are no other complicating factors.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long willa stress fracture in the back take to heal?

How long willa stress fracture in the back take to heal?

2-3 month: Sress fracture you don't see on the regular x-ray but you pain of it, you have to do special x-ray to see it..

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How long does a stress fracture in the foot take to heal?

How long does a stress fracture in the foot take to heal?

Depends: It would be good to know which bone was fractured. In general it takes 6-8 weeks to heal depending on treatment.

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How long does a stress fracture of the femoral head usually take to heal?

Several months: A stress fracture in the hip is more serious than almost any other stress fractures. It will take several months to heal and is unusual in that it is one of the few stress fractures that may require surgical fixation to allow the best result.

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Have a stress fracture for4 weeks been in boot. Still not healed, tender to touch and when I bend. Why is it taking so long & can I poss. Heal it quicker?

Have a stress fracture for4 weeks been in boot. Still not healed, tender to touch and when I bend. Why is it taking so long & can I poss. Heal it quicker?

Depends on what/wher: If it is afx @ base if 5th metatarsal & transverse they often need surgery. Google jones fx. If a mid tarsal fx 2-4 u have 2 b patient & not bear wt 2 soon. Don't cheat & keep testing it. Follow ur ortho's advice. Stress means stress so stressing it 2 soon is not a good idea.2 hurry up healing is 2 b patient. Follow the doc's plan!

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How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?

How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?

8+++ wks, maybe more: Stress fractures of the patella are rare and diagnosis is often delayed by months. Nonoperative treatment involves immobilization and protected weight bearing (ie stay off it). Nonop tx is often unsuccessful and then surgery is the recommended. Healing takes 2+ months, often 3-4. You need to be followed closely. See a knee specialist soon. Good luck!

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How long does it take for a pars stress fracture take to heal, in a 16 year old. When will I be able to play soccer once again?

Several months: Usually takes 4-6 months for pars fracture to heal if there is not increased space between fracture fragments. Sometimes patient is placed in brace to help healing by immobilizing the spine.

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Partial tendon tear or stress fracture in my ankle area on both legs. What can I do to heal it? How long usually does it take?

Partial tendon tear or stress fracture in my ankle area on both legs. What can I do to heal it? How long usually does it take?

It can take a while: Tendons receive a relatively poor blood supply, and can take a long time to heal. You need to rest it as much as possible. As hard as it might be, what rests that area better than anything is a non-weight bearing cast, and even this may take a couple of months. Wish I had better news. Good luck and feel better!

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Is 12 weeks on crutches long enough for a heel stress fracture to heal? It still hurts to walk on it. The MRI showed a stress fracture in heel along with bone edema. Help.

Yes: 6-8 wks is all that is typically required for a stree fracture to heal. Most likely the bone is healed but the plantar fascia has tightened up due to non weightbearing and is now becoming inflamed. However if the bone has not healed you may have osteopenia, calcium or vitamin d deficiency. You should see your podiatrist.

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How to heal a stress fracture?

How to heal a stress fracture?

Stop Stressing.: Healing stress fractures is accomplished, for the most part, by simply reducing weight bearing (i.e. stress) to the involved bone. The remedy may involve complete off weight as with crutches, to simply wearing regular shoes but drastically reducing time on the foot. Typically a weight bearing cam walker boot works just fine. The trick is to stay off foot long enough for the fracture to heal.

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What are the long term effects of having stress fractures?

What are the long term effects of having stress fractures?

Depends: It depends on the bone and how much weight it has to bear. Those in bone that carry much load may break all the way through and deform, with increased pain, deformity, and other problems. Others may heal with bone or scar and do fairly well. Have an orthopaedist advise you on your particular situation.

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Is it possible that a stress fracture not heal?

Is it possible that a stress fracture not heal?

YES: You frequently hear of professional athletes having a stress fracture that does not heal, and they have the best treatment possible! I would order an MRI; if not healing, I would try a bone stimulator. Problems like diabetes and RA, and medications like prednisone, can affect healing. Sincerely, Dr. Latva

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How can you make a stress fracture heal fast?

Bone stimulator: A bone stimulator in my experience will make a stress fracture heal faster than natural forces alone unfortunately stimulators are expensive and health insurance companies only pay for them in treating non-unions or delayed unions of certain types of fractures.

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Can there be any way to make a stress fracture heal fast and efficiently?

Can there be any way to make a stress fracture heal fast and efficiently?

Rest: The most reliable way to heal a stress fracture is to rest the affected area. Sometimes, this is coupled with immobilization with a splint or cast. The timing of it depends on the fracture site, pattern, medical co-morbidities, smoking history and other factors. Best to have an xray and follow your orthopedist's treatment plan.

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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


Dr. Frank Holmes
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Stress Fractures (Definition)

A tiny crack in a bone caused by repetitive stress or force, often from overuse. ...Read more