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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-4 months: Really depends on fracture pattern and where the fracture is. Fractures about the hip heal in 3 months. Shaft fracture depend on the pattern. Open or closed injury? Open generally takes longer to heal. Many pieces increase fracture healing time. Do you smoke? Add more time to healing and possibly face a nonunion. How well was it put back together? Perfect=less healing time. Avg time 20 -30 weeks. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-6 hours: Depends on the severity of the fracture and the experience of the surgeon. If it is a simple fracture the surgery itself can be less than an hour. However, in more complicated cases can take several hours to get everything right. Best is to discuss your specific case with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Typically: a few months depending on where it's broken and how your healing has progressed. Speak to your physician ...Read more
Depends on age, bone: quality & any co morbidity the person has. If good non-osteoporotic bone & good hardware purchase & early weight bearing the fracture will heal the fastest. In the elderly with other medical problems @ poor bone quality, the time is quite longer. Everyone heals differently, so even to give you a range is not accurate without this knowledge. Picture is 1 of good bone & well fixated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Damage dependent: Not all fractured femurs are the same. A straightforward, minimally displaced femur fracture can be fixed (usually with a long intramedullary nail) in less than an hour. More complex femur fractures can take anywhere from 1-3 hours perhaps depending upon the location and complexity of the fracture pattern. Your orthopaedic surgeon should be able to give you a reasonable estimation. ...Read more
2-3mo: The femur can take anywhere from 6 wks to 3mo to heal. It tends to heal however as it is fully encompassed by thick vascular muscle layer and blood=healing. Most femur fractures do require surgery to stabilized and heal. ...Read more
Variable...: This depends on a number of things. First, the fracture should be healed so that you can bear weight through the injured extremity without pain. The second thing is high heels place greater demands upon the foot and leg musculature. You may feel increased pain in your thigh muscles with high heels. It may take an extended period of time to recondition your muscles to wear fashionable footwear. ...Read more
6m - 1 year: Depending on your age, nature of the injury and the treatment, recovery after a femur fracture takes 6 m to 1 year. ...Read more
My dr wants to take rod and screw out of broken femur broken at the trochanter! It's been 8 month in. Is this too early? Have any dr done it this soon
Well...: It does not seem to be too early. Ay 8 months the bone should be well healed ...Read more
Depends on type: Non-displaced fractures, will heal quickly and show few, if any signs in a newborn unless significant traction is placed on the upper arm. Since most newborns are not subject to extreme traction or tension after delivery, a non-displaced fracture can go entirely unnoticed, unless at some point the baby has an xray of the arm. Displaced fractures are diagnosed quickly, usually right after birth ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should I wait to have a proximal locking screw out of my broken femur? I broke hip 1st of jan got rod down leg also.screw in hip hurts
Knee surgery for broken femur + torn meniscus a couple years ago. Still in pt but in constant pain but i take ibuprofen daily. Why does it still hurt?
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