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How Long To Heal Hairline Fractures In Femur
I have a tumor in my left distal femur that has caused a hairline fracture last year. I have been feeling pressure and pain. Should i be concerned?
Osteonecrosis: Yes! be concerned. The tumor you had was probably a benign non-ossyfying fibroma. Usually, if your growth plate has closed (you've stop growing), then the bone growth won't exceed your bodies ability toget rid of the dying bone so that it won't cause problems. When you continue to grow osteonecrosis (dead bone) can remain and cause pain, or the the tumor can recur. Both require an mri- immediately. ...Read more
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
6-8 weeks: Generally broken bones can take on average 6 weeks to heal but this can vary to some degree. The femur being encased in a thick muscular layer is very vascular so does tend to heal well. Would expect it be healed 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Temporary fixation: Fracture of femur usually requires surgery to repair. Most of the adult femur fractures are trated by i/m rod that goes in side the bone to stabilize it while it heals. If for some reason i/m rod is not an option then external fixator is applied with a metal bar outside to keep bone in position so it can heal. Femur will usually take 3-6 month to heal , but it gets stronger every month. ...Read more
How long before i can walk on a fractured femur i have full mobility of the leg with no pain its been four weeks since a rod was put in?
Fracture healing: It depends! Was your fracture a simple or complex type and how was it fixed? Simple fractures fixed with a rod construct can bear weight immediately and it helps them to heal. We encourage weight bearing in these cases. Complex fractures fixed with plates and screws may need much longer before walking. There is also the question of whether you have osteoporosis or feel pain when walking. ...Read more
As long as healing: As long as your fractures are healed or well on the way to healing, and as long as you are progressing well with ambulating, and as long as you have been able to wean off medications, it is fine to get pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more
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