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How long it takes for a broken elbow to heal?

How long it takes for a broken elbow to heal?

Depends: Elbow fractures come in all shapes and sizes. Some need no treatment and you could use your elbow even before the bones heal. In other cases where the bones are displaced surgery may be needed. An x-ray and an examination by an orthopedic surgeon will help make the diagnosis to start the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


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How long does it take to fully heal from a sprained knee?

How long does it take to fully heal from a sprained knee?

Depends: Grades of sprain are classically considered mild-moderate- and severe. Mild is simply a bit of a stretch and heals in 2-4 weeks. A moderate sprain is where the ligaments are partially but not completely torn and these tend to take 4-6 weeks to heal. Severe injures are where the ligament is completely torn and they take 2-3 months to heal if at all. ...Read more

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How long would it take a sprained ankle to heal?

How long would it take a sprained ankle to heal?

Depends on severity: Majority of sprains involve the outside or lateral side of the ankle, affecting the anterior talofibular ligament. If injury mainly involves this ligament and is mild will significantly improve in 3-4 wks. More severe injuries affecting additional ligaments could have some lingering symptoms for 6-8 wks. Initially elevate, ice and modify activity to avoid exacerbation of pain ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a fractured tibia?

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How long does it take to heal a fractured tibia?

2-3mo: While most bones heal on average in 6 wks, the tibia is prone to delayed healing or even non healing. Partially as this bone is not fully encased in vascular muscle tissue and vascularity= healing. It isn't unusual for this bone to take upwards of 3+ mo to heal. And in adults often warrants surgery as well to stabilize the break while it heals. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken ankle to heal?

How long does it take a broken ankle to heal?

Distal fib fracture: Varies depending on age, health, smoking status, nutrition, displacement, etc. Average person the answer is about 6 wks, but then additional maturation of the fracture occurs with soft tissue healing and muscle strengthening. ...Read more

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How long does a sprained ankle heal completely?

How long does a sprained ankle heal completely?

Healing of sprain: This varies according to the severity of the sprain and the health and age of the individual. It also varies whether it is treated or not. Some sprains may heal in 3 to 4 weeks while others linger for many months. In the worst case scenario, healing remains incomplete and leads to chronic ankle instability. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a trimalleolar fractured ankle to heal?

How long will it take for a trimalleolar fractured ankle to heal?

At least 6 weeks: Although healing times are very individualized related to severity of injury, patient age and health, stability of fixation, bone quality, etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

Variable: Many variables exist when it comes to healing: age, ability to rest & allow for recovery, severity of the tendon injury, treatments employed to promote healing. A peroneal brevis tendonitis that is treated early can "heal" in a few weeks. A tear of the peroneal longus may take 6-12 months. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a fractured knee?

How long will it take to heal a fractured knee?

3 months: Typically fractures of any part of the body will take 2-3 months to heal. The bone will continue to remodel for up to 12-18 months. Cartilage injuries associated with fractures in the knee can take longer to heal if it is a contusion (6 months) or may not heal if the trauma was significant enough to cause cartilage cell death. In that case, posttraumatic arthritis may occur. ...Read more

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How long can a knee injury takes to heal?

How long can a knee injury takes to heal?

It depend what kind: Of injury you have minor bruises take about a week to heal and some major injury (acl tear) take 4-6 month to heal.. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

Depends on fracture: "broken foot" could mean many different things. Most fractures will heal within 6-8 weeks if the patient follows the guidelines laid out by the treating physician. Certain fractures can take upwards of 12 weeks. Compliance with your care plan is key! ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sprained knee to heal?

How long does it take for a sprained knee to heal?

Mild to mod- 6-8 wks: Mild to moderate sprains of knee ligaments that are appropriately treated nonoperatively should generally heal in 6-8 weeks. Not all ligament sprains are the same, and actual time to healing will vary based upon severity. Most typical knee mcl sprains (grade 2-3) heal in 6-8 weeks. Bracing is often indicated. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken knee?

How long will it take to heal a broken knee?

About 3 months: When you say "knee", that could be many types of fractures. If it is a tibial plateau fracture (a fracture of the top part of the tibia), those fractures generally heal in about three months. The healing time can be affected by the health of the patient (smokers and diabetics tend to heal more slowly). Also, the severity of the fracture can impact the healing time. 10-12 weeks is a good estimate. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a patellar knee injury?

How long does it take to heal a patellar knee injury?

It depends.: It depends on whether it was bruised, or a tendinitis, or other type of inflammation in that area. but generally speaking, 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a leg fracture?

How long does it take to heal a leg fracture?

Leg Fracture: It depends what you are calling a leg fracture. Clinically the leg involves the tibia and fibula. If the tibia is fractured with or without the fibula and it is treated in a cast then it will take on the average of 8 weeks. If it is only the fibula and it depends if it is near the ankle or closer to the knee. Most will heal in 6 weeks. If this is a pediatric patient the fracture heals 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a broken patella?

How long does it take to heal a broken patella?

Fracture: It generally takes 6 to 10 weeks to heal a patella fracture. Certainly the severity of the injury and how it is treated will influence healing time. Some patella fractures are treated with surgery and some are not. ...Read more

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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more