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How Long Is Recovery After A Full Leg Cast For A Broken Foot
Around 6 weeks: Normal bone healing take around 6 weeks. This depends on many factors: alignment of fracture, age, health, type of fracture and treatment. There is not much you can do to speed up healing. There is a lot you can do to slow it down. Follow your doctor's directions. As long as you are feeling consistently better daily, then the fracture is probably healing. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If fracture is non displaced than it will take 3 weeks to start glueing together. When the bone is glueing together it will not move and thus the pain will go down. However if there is gapping or if the fracture is unstable it can take 2 months to start feeling better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May vary: Healing rates depend on various factors. In general bone may take 4-8 weeks to heal. For fifth metatarsal base fracture the healing may be delayed due to a limited blood supply in that area. You may be placed in a cast initially and then be asked to wear a rigid walking boot for the remainder of the healing process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It varies: It depends on the nature, severity, & type of break as well as the general condition of the person and bone quality. On average 8-12 weeks. ...Read more
Why it is done: Healing in a foot amputations will be slow. If amputation is done on a normal healthy person like after a injury will heal with in 6 wk, but most of the foot amputations are done on diabetics, with poor circulation due to peripheral vascular diseases , with infections including gangrene of toes , will take months to heal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
An idea: As an idea that has worked for athletes that I work with is to use a stationary bike. U will need to have one with toe clips or baskets. You will use just the leg that you're trying to strengthen. The other leg will just hang. Using a hip flexor and extensor muscles you will just Pedal with the rehabilitating leg. Start with 10' and work up gradually. As u begin to feel equally balanced, use both ...Read more
Depends: Most broken bones take around 6 weeks to mend. Ususally, there is ligamentous damage in addition that can prolong healing. As a rule of thumb, it will take two days for every one day your foot is immobilized or in a cast. (6 wks in cast 12 after cast to recover). When your fractured foot looks the same color as your non fractured foot when you shower, then swelling is usually done :) dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elevate Foot.: It is not the cast being applied that is stopping the foot from swelling. In fact, the cast can sometimes be delayed until the swelling goes down. Even then a new cast maybe necessary, as the foot gets smaller. Elevation is what allows the swelling to decrease. If you can elevate it just a little higher than your heart, it will happen faster. Often times , a removable cast boot is used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on site/bone: There is no fixed time, as you may need physical therapy following the removal of cast.And it is also dependant on the site/bone involved and type of fracture you should alwas consult your orthopedic doctor on the follow up visits when you can return to training.Never do it without clearance from your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If your inner ankle doesn't hurt this may be a stable brake and some would put you in a walking boot immediately. Some docs may error on the side of caution or if you tore the inner deltoid ligament a cast will help stabilize things and is usually used for 4-6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Femur Fracture: 4-6 weeks, then another 4 weeks of return to specific activities such as sports. ...Read more
Next Day: There are typically 4 types of orthopedic implants for hip fractures. 1. Cannulated screws 2. Sliding hip screw 3. Cephalomedullary nail and 4. Partial or total hip replacement implants. With all implants some sort of weight bearing is allowed immediately. It is the reason we fix most hip fractures, to prevent complications associated with bedrest. I let all patients bear weight as pain allows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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