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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Variable: If all goes well, 8 weeks to heal. Then start getting your motion and strength back. Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Compound fracture of my left humerus with staples. Only seeing Dr after three weeks. Is this too long for staples to be in?
Staples: Only the stapler can answer this. But not likely too long. Read more
Variable: Can last for awhile but see your surgeon to rule out infection... Read more
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
Crushing injuries: Major car crashes and industrial crushing injuries, fall from great height, and collision sports often result in coompound fractures--basically complete fracture of the bone with fragmentations at the fracture site--see picture. Live well. Live safely. Protect yourself. Protect your family. Good luck. Read more
Surgical: Always surgical.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: Keep weight off the area and elevate the fractured area. Read more
Apply lots of force: But I wouldn't recommend it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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