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How long will a compound fracture take to heal?

How long will a compound fracture take to heal?

Compound fracture: Depends. A compound fracture has bone fragments piercing the skin. Healing depends on the general health, the severity of the fracture, the surgery, whether there is damage to nerves and vessels along with other soft tissue, and the occurrance of any complications. Healing may be delayed due to many factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 will a compound wrist fracture take to heal?

How long will a compound wrist fracture take to heal?

5-7+ weeks: The location and character of the fracture makes a difference how long a wrist fracture will heal. Typically it takes 5-7 weeks, but compound fractures have more soft tissue injury which will sometimes delay the healing outside of this time frame. ...Read more

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How long will a compound fracture of the right forearm ache for?

Depends: A compound fracture is a serious fracture. Depending on the amount of trauma to other surrounding tissues, any complications and other such issues, the aching could be for several days to several weeks. Pain is different for each person and each fracture. If concern, see your doctor and get re-evaluated. ...Read more

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How long does bruising last after a compound fracture?

Compound fracture is: not used anymore.the classifications are open: where the fracture breaks the skin, or closed.comminuted means many pieces. The bruising from all fractures resolves according to the amount of blood in the area, the more energy used to cause the fracture the greater the damage,so longer to resolve. The picture is of a closed, angulated junction of the distal/middle shaft of both bones,forearm in yng ...Read more

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How long will you be in a cast with a compound fracture of the ulna and radius?

How long will you be in a cast with a compound fracture of the ulna and radius?

Frature healed: The cast is used to prtect the frature untill is healed, that may take 8-16 weeks ...Read more

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How long should swelling last with compound fracture of tibia and fibula?

Variable: Can last for awhile but see your surgeon to rule out infection... ...Read more

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How do I know it is a compound fracture?

How do I know it is a compound fracture?

Skin wounds: A compound fracture means the skin is broken and the boner came out. If you suspect this you need antibiotics and it needs to be washed out by a medical provider as well as xrays for treatment of the fracture. ...Read more

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How bad is it to ignore a compound fracture?

Potentially very bad: It could be potentially very dangerous specially if the fracture is contaminated by outside material.It could get infected with severte consequences.Every open fracture should be cleaned, debrided if necessary and dressed.Antibiotics is an option depending upon the degree on contamination. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Compound Fracture (Definition)

Compound fracture is nowadays called an open fracture. Any fracture where the bone comes out thru the skin and is exposed is ...Read more