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How long will it take a fracture in the foot to heal?

How long will it take a fracture in the foot to heal?

Time to heal: It depends on the location of the break and other things such as medications you take, your diet, and smoking. In general, most break heel between 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 it take for a fracture foot to heal?

How long does it take for a fracture foot to heal?

On average 6-8 weeks: Bone healing usually takes 6-8 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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How long will a fracture in the foot take to heal?

How long will a fracture in the foot take to heal?

6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Foot fractures can lead to deformity and pain; be sure to get it properly evaluated and treated. See your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results. ...Read more

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How long does a stress fracture in the foot take to heal?

Depends: It would be good to know which bone was fractured. In general it takes 6-8 weeks to heal depending on treatment. ...Read more

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My foot has been put in a cast bc of an avulsion fracture. How long will it take to heal? I go to get and X-ray in two weeks.

My foot has been put in a cast bc of an avulsion fracture. How long will it take to heal? I go to get and X-ray in two weeks.

4-6 weeks: The bone may take 4-6 weeks to heal. It depends on which bone is fractured and the severity of the fracture. For some avulsion fractures, it may be possible to transition from a cast to a walking boot after a couple weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a fractured foot to heel?

6-8 weeks: Assuming no co-morbidities, the fracture is non-displaced, you are able to immobilize properly, and non-smoker; bones usually take 6-8 weeks to completely heal. It takes smokers up to twice as long to heal. ...Read more

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How long for a foot fracture to heal totally?

Healing: It really depends on the severity of the fracture and which bone of the 28 in the foot is involved. ...Read more

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I fractured my two of the long bones leading to my toes in my foot. Am i going to be able to take a 9 hour flight tomorrow?

I fractured my two of the long bones leading to my toes in my foot. Am i going to be able to take a 9 hour flight tomorrow?

Depends: Depends how long ago. Sitting for long periods if time with a fx will cause excess swelling and can potentially lead to other problems such as blood clots. Consult your doctor. ...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