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How long will a broken bone take to heal?

How long will a broken bone take to heal?

It depends: Small bones usually take around 6 weeks while large bones like the thigh bone can take months, and months to heal even in perfectly healthy people. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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 does a broken bone take to heal in cast?

How long does a broken bone take to heal in cast?

6 weeks is typical: Cast immobilization usually allows the vast majority of broken bones to heal uneventfully in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a broken coccyx bone take to heal?

On average, how long will a broken coccyx bone take to heal?

6 weeks: While it takes 6 weeks for healing of the bone injury, most people have pain for longer. This is a very sensitive area. Pain for 3-6 months is not uncommon. Using the donut pillow really helps. ...Read more

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How long does it generally take for a broken bone to fully heal?

How long does it generally take for a broken bone to fully heal?

Usually 6 weeks: Fractures usually take about six weeks to heal, but will remodel over the next 12-18 months. This process is faster in kids and slower in the elderly. Certain fractures heal faster than others. Non-displaced fractures heal faster. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a broken bone to heal?

How long does it usually take for a broken bone to heal?

6-12 weeks: Most fractures of the the foot ankle hand wrist and forearm heal in 6-8 weeks . Fracture of the tibia femur and humerus may take up to 10-12 weeks (longer in some cases). ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

Typically 6 weeks: Most routine wrist fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Unfortunately certain fractures like scaphoid fractures can take 2-3 months or more to heal due to the tenuous blood suppply of the bone. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken bone in the forearm to heal?

About 6 weeks: Bone healing takes about 6-8 weeks for 70% healing. Full healing can take 3 months or longer. An orthopedist should be monitoring it until full healing to avoid problems such as mal union or non union. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken bone in my hand to heal?

How long does it take for a broken bone in my hand to heal?

Broken hand bones: For simple uncomplicated fractures in fingers or the metacarpals ( long bones) take 6-8 weeks to heal, however some wrist bones such as the scaphoid and others may take longer as the blood supply in these is not as straightforward. Open fractures and higher energy injuries may take longer. The quality of the soft tisse and nerve supply and circulation in an injury zone may lengthen healing times. ...Read more

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How long does it takes to recover a broken bone?

About 6 Weeks: In general, fractures take about 6 weeks to heal, but this could be longer for certain types of fractures and certain bones with poor blood supply. Also, the bone may be healed, but there is other tissue that is damaged that also needs to be considered in predicting recovery. If you think you have a broken bone you should see a doctor to do a history and physical and order appropriate xrays. ...Read more

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Approximately how long until a broken bone fully heals?

Depends: A bone heals based on the location and type of fracture, as well as which specific bone and type of treatment. It can vary from a few weeks to many months. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more