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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. Harinder Gill
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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?

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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What are the signs of a compound fracture?

See below: Pain, swelling, difficulty walking, grinding feeling of the bone, deformity of the affected area. ...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

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What are the major symptoms of compound fracture ?

What are the major symptoms of compound fracture ?

Open wound, fracture: Compound fractures are relatively easy to identify as they are open wounds with a broken bone at the opening. In addition to obvious trauma, pain, and bleeding, a compound fracture also causes the injured area to appear deformed. ...Read more

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What's the easiest way to get a compound fracture?

What's the easiest way to get a compound fracture?

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

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How can one relieve the pain from a compound fracture?

See below: Keep weight off the area and elevate the fractured area. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: compound fracture?

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

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How is a compound fracture stabilized post op?

Depend upon the loca: Depend upon where the fracture is and what bone or bones are involved.The most common methods are either plate, screws and if severly contaminated an external fixator. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a compound fracture and a contusion?

Injury Type: A contusion is essentially an area of injured tissue with ruptured capillaries - what is commonly referred to as a "bruise." a compound fracture is also called an "open fracture" and it is a broken bone that has erupted through the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


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