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How long will it take for a fractured knee to heal?

How long will it take for a fractured knee to heal?

Depends: This will depend on the type of fracture, degree of fracture, any open fracture or contaminated fracture and your general health and co-morbid conditons and medications. Bone usually heals in 4-6 weeks. It can be sooner or later. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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 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 fractured knee cap take to hear?

How long will a fractured knee cap take to hear?

6-8 weeks: Generally bones heal in about 6-8 weeks. Various factors can affect the healing process, such as diabetes and smoking, both of which can increase the healing time. A fractured patella (knee cap) generally will heal in about 6-8 weeks (whether it undergoes surgery or not). ...Read more

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What will heal a fractured knee cap?

Depends: It depends if the kneecap is a displaced vs nondisplaced fracture. A nondisplced fracture will heal on its own. A displaced fracture may require screws to approximate the kneecap and to heal properly. ...Read more

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How many months will it cure for a fractured knee?

Depends on fracture: It depends on what is fractured, but in general a non displaced fracture around the knee will heal in 8-10 weeks at age 28 ...Read more

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What will happened to a fractured knee without any treatment?

What will happened to a fractured knee without any treatment?

It will heal: A fractured knee is not specific enough to give an serious answer. Which part of the knee? How bad is the fracture?
That being said. Fractures around the knee rarely have healing problems. The problems arise with how they heal. Most fractures around the knee involve the joint surface. Without treatment the surface may heal with a step or a gap in the articular cartilage and may lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a bruised knee or fractured knee?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Could I walk on a fractured knee cap?

Could I walk on a fractured knee cap?

It depends.: On the fracture pattern and method of fixation. Many orthopedic surgeons will allow people to weight bear as tolerated with the knee in full extension while in a brace for many fracture patterns whether treated operatively or non operatively. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for their recommendation. ...Read more

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How can you tell difference between fractured knee cap and bruised bone?

How can you tell difference between fractured knee cap and bruised bone?

Image study: The fracture, or contusion of patela, or even a sprain strain of knee joinit can have similar pain and confused symptoms. A X-ray will rule out boney problem for most part. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?

How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?

8+++ wks, maybe more: Stress fractures of the patella are rare and diagnosis is often delayed by months. Nonoperative treatment involves immobilization and protected weight bearing (ie stay off it). Nonop tx is often unsuccessful and then surgery is the recommended. Healing takes 2+ months, often 3-4. You need to be followed closely. See a knee specialist soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long will a hairline fractured patella (knee cap) normally take to heal and what do I do to speed up the process?

6-8 weeks: A fracture usually takes 6-8 weeks to heal, but there are many factors that can slow this down. Smoking, use of certain medications and excessive motion can all slow down the process. Nothing you can eat or srink will speed the process, but quitting smoking, avoiding Ibuprofen or Naproxen and proper immobility will help maximize healing. ...Read more

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I have a fracture on my great toe. How long it takes to heal? And it is a option to get a knee scooter?

8 weeks: Although it varies somewhat based upon a more specific description of the nature of the fracture and also the health of the patient, a general rule is most great toe fractures heal by about 8 weeks. A knee scooter can be a good way to get around if your doctor told you not to bear weight on that foot. I would discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a fractured tibia 3" above ankle and a compression fracture to the femur right below the knee. No surgery needed.

How long does it take to heal from a fractured tibia 3" above ankle and a compression fracture to the femur right below the knee. No surgery needed.

The sentence 4 a fx-: -as U describe R served concurrently. U will B in a cast which should B long leg. I am assuming the compression fx it in the tibia, not the femur if it's below the knee. Young health kid like U, U should B out in 7-8 weeks & ready to play again in another 3-5. Need 2 get motion back & especially strength. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your knee to feel normal after micro fracture surgery? My knee still feels very weak after one year.

Need Follow Up: Most people who have microfracture surgery are able to return to sports or intense activities in 4 months, however, recovery is typically slow. For best results, physical therapy should be continued for 3-6 months after surgery. Results are better for patients less than 40 years of age and not overweight. If you are still feeling unstable after a year, you should make a follow up. ...Read more

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How long does it take knee swelling to go when cast comes off for patella fracture?

How long does it take knee swelling to go when cast comes off for patella fracture?

Days to weeks: It can take days to weeks for the swelling to resolve, but as long as your x-rays show progressive healing of the fracture, then you should see progressive improvement of the swelling. Try elevating the knee when you are at rest, and you could also try an ace wrap. ...Read more

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How long does it take swelling from sprain of knee to go away. I fell skiing yesterday, X-ray showed no fracture but fluid on my knee. Still swollen!

How long does it take swelling from sprain of knee to go away. I fell skiing yesterday, X-ray showed no fracture but fluid on my knee. Still swollen!

Difficult to say...: Although the x-rays of your knee showed no fractures, there are other structures in the knee that are not visible on x-ray that may have been damaged. Soft tissue structures like the meniscus and ligaments of the knee are oftentimes injured with falls. If your swelling doesn't subside within a week, I recommend getting an MRI of the knee. ...Read more

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I had a fibula fracture near the knee 10 days ago. I was given 4 weeks off work, but I doubt I will heal this quickly?

I had a fibula fracture near the knee 10 days ago. I was given 4 weeks off work, but I doubt I will heal this quickly?

Less pain: The bone will probably take 2-3 months to heal, but the pain from the fracture should be much less by then. Depending on your job, many people are able to return to work after a few weeks from this type of injury. ...Read more

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Fractured head of fibula 3mons. Ago in a fall, still having pain in knee and lower leg. Swelling behind knee. Hurts all the time more when I stand long?

Possible meniscus: The fibula head fracture should be healed and not causing much discomfort. It is also not in the main part of the knee joint and therefore arthritis in the knee is not from your fracture. However these injuries can be associated with ligament tears and meniscus tears. You should be evaluated again and possibly obtain an MRI. ...Read more

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How much time it will take to recover frm feumeur bone fracture? Nail is inserted on 3rd jan. Knee is getting swelled all the time

How much time it will take to recover frm feumeur bone fracture? Nail is inserted on 3rd jan. Knee is getting swelled all the time

Fracture healing: Almost all fractures take at least 8 weeks to heal but can take longer depending on your physical condition and any other medical problems you may have. Following your surgeons advice as to when to walk on it and maintaining a proper diet with calcium and vitamin d intake are critical to good healing. ...Read more

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Hair line fracture below the knee. Can I walk after healing. Will the pain be life long? Can I put weight on it. Can I sleep side ways

Hair line fracture below the knee. Can I walk after healing. Will the pain be life long? Can I put weight on it. Can I sleep side ways

Let me help you: You could walk after healing, if the fracture healed should be no pain, you apply weight when healing completed. You could sleep side ways. ...Read more

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I can't afford doctor right now. Can you tell me how best to take care of a non-dislodged fibular fracture up higher towards knee? No severe pain.

Fractures heal: This is a tough problem and many Americans cannot afford healthcare. The best advice is to see a doctor. The next best is that people broke bones and breaks healed before there were doctors. It takes 4-6 weeks. The risk is healing with a deformity, and you having to compensate for this change for the rest of your life. This may be minimized by resting your leg and using crutches and don't smoke. ...Read more

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I got fibula fracture near my knee before 6 weeks and pain near injured area. No pain on ankle. How long it get recovery do I need to use crutch now?

I got fibula fracture near my knee before 6 weeks and pain near injured area. No pain on ankle. How long it get recovery do I need to use crutch now?

If it was from a-: -sideways blow & not twisting injury with Ur foot planted, & no ankle or neurological symptoms, I would allow weight bearing right away. But U must not use this answer as an OK. That must come from Ur treating ortho. ...Read more

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I had MRSA in knee joint which then weakened and fractured my femur MRSA in hip joint, both replaced now curious of any possible long term effects?

I had MRSA in knee joint which then weakened and fractured my femur MRSA in hip joint, both replaced now curious of any possible long term effects?

Infection: Did they find the source as to why you're getting the septic arthritis? You are at significantly higher risk of MRSA septic arthritis, especially with a prosthesis? Did they eradicate the infection before the total hips and knee? How did they confirm they were eradicated? ...Read more