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How long will a trimalleolar fracture take to heal?

How long will a trimalleolar fracture take to heal?

Many months: Even after the fracture is healed and you are able to walk, your skin, tendons, muscles and ligaments continue the healing process for up to a year. It is not unusual for your ankle to stay swollen for a number of months after the surgery. The bones themselves should be healed within 6-8 weeks, on average. ...Read more

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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 it take to heal a broken femur?

How long will it take to heal a broken femur?

10-12 weeks: To some degree healing time depends on where in the femur the fracture is, but 10-12 weeks is a good estimate. Factors such as smoking and diabetes can slow the healing process. ...Read more

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How long will a fibula crack take to heal?

How long will a fibula crack take to heal?

Depends: This is dependent on a few things, one of which is the fracture surgical? Typically a fracture heals in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will a metacarpal fracture take to heal?

How long will a metacarpal fracture take to heal?

4-6 weeks usually: Thes bones if in proper alignment and with proper splinting and care, will usually heal in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a fractured knee?

How long will it take to heal a fractured knee?

3 months: Typically fractures of any part of the body will take 2-3 months to heal. The bone will continue to remodel for up to 12-18 months. Cartilage injuries associated with fractures in the knee can take longer to heal if it is a contusion (6 months) or may not heal if the trauma was significant enough to cause cartilage cell death. In that case, posttraumatic arthritis may occur. ...Read more

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How long will a broken elbow take to heal?

How long will a broken elbow take to heal?

A few weeks: Time to heal will depend on a few factors - such as presence of dislocation or not, presence of joint involvement or not. An uncomplicated elbow fracture will take 5-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How long will a fractured bone take to heal?

Fracture: The general response is 6 weeks. But it depends upon the personality of the fracture. Some bones are displaced, have poor blood supply, have multiple pieces, may be in immunocompromised hosts. Some don't heal & are called nonunions. ...Read more

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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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How long will it take to heal a broken hip?

How long will it take to heal a broken hip?

6 -12 weeks: It takes about six weeks for the bone to become structurally solid, but can take an extended period of time for all the muscles, ligaments and tendons involved to heal. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal after a broken femur?

How long will it take to heal after a broken femur?

Depends on severity: A lot of variables come into play with this answer. Did you need surgery? If you needed surgery, did the surgeon have to use hardware to fix the fracture? Do you have osteoporosis? If the fracture is bad enough, it may take upwards of 6 months to heal and for the patient to be back to normal activities (this is including physical therapy). ...Read more

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How long will it take for a trimalleolar fractured ankle to heal?

How long will it take for a trimalleolar fractured ankle to heal?

At least 6 weeks: Although healing times are very individualized related to severity of injury, patient age and health, stability of fixation, bone quality, etc. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken femur to heal?

How long will it take for a broken femur to heal?

About 10 weeks: A fractured femur should heal in about 10 weeks or so. Many factors can affect the healing time, including the health of the patient (smokers and diabetics may heal more slowly), and the type of femur fracture (shaft fracture versus hip fracture versus fracture closer to the knee), and the form of treatment may affect the healing time as well. On average, though, 10 weeks is a good estimate. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

Depends on fracture: "broken foot" could mean many different things. Most fractures will heal within 6-8 weeks if the patient follows the guidelines laid out by the treating physician. Certain fractures can take upwards of 12 weeks. Compliance with your care plan is key! ...Read more

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How long will a broken clavicle take to heel?

2 months: Broken bones usually take 8 to 10 weeks to heal if immobilized. Too much motion = delayed healing! ...Read more

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How long does a fractured humerus take to heal?

Fracture humerus: The average time for healing of the fracture is 6weeks. It may take longer if you smoke or have diabetes, osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken knee?

How long will it take to heal a broken knee?

About 3 months: When you say "knee", that could be many types of fractures. If it is a tibial plateau fracture (a fracture of the top part of the tibia), those fractures generally heal in about three months. The healing time can be affected by the health of the patient (smokers and diabetics tend to heal more slowly). Also, the severity of the fracture can impact the healing time. 10-12 weeks is a good estimate. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a fractured tibia?

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How long does it take to heal a fractured tibia?

2-3mo: While most bones heal on average in 6 wks, the tibia is prone to delayed healing or even non healing. Partially as this bone is not fully encased in vascular muscle tissue and vascularity= healing. It isn't unusual for this bone to take upwards of 3+ mo to heal. And in adults often warrants surgery as well to stabilize the break while it heals. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a fractured femur?

How long does it take to heal a fractured femur?

Fracture: Most bones with good blood supply that are capable of healing will mend within 6-8 weeks. Not all fractures heal easily though, which is influenced by location, displacement, age, health/nutritional status, smoking, etc. ...Read more

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