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Doctor insights on: How Long It Takes For A Fracture To Heal

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Can someone tell me how long will it take a fracture to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will it take a fracture to heal?

That depends: That depends on many variables? Where was the fracture? How severe was the fracture? What type of fracture? Health of the person etc? ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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 willit take a fractured back to heal?

How long willit take a fractured back to heal?

About 12 weeks on : Average assuming a compression fracture. This is variable depending on the type of fracture, age of the patient and underlying medical conditions and health. It is also dependent on whether surgery was done or not. ...Read more

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How long does it take a fractured skull to heal?

How long does it take a fractured skull to heal?

3-4 month: Most of the time that will be enough, if you have complications that is different. ...Read more

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How long does it take a fractured toe 2 heal?

How long does it take a fractured toe 2 heal?

Varies: In most cases it takes 6 weeks for a bone to heal. If there is any type of illness or if there is continued toe motion it may take longer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for facial fractures to heal?

Long Time: Bone healing happens very slowly. At around 6 weeks, fractures have enough strength to tolerate some load and enough mineralization to show up on an x-ray. However, the remodeling process takes up to 18 months and the bone is slowly getting stronger the entire time. ...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