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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 can it take for a fractured toe to heal?

How long can it take for a fractured toe to heal?

Patient dependent: In a perfect world, bones typically take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, improper immobilization, activity on the foot, complications in swelling and/or systemic medical conditions can cause delays in the healing process. Some disease that are known to delay bone healing include diabetes and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a fractured toe to fully heal?

How long does it take for a fractured toe to fully heal?

Four to six weeks: It can take 4-6 weeks to heel. Make sure you are getting no more than 1200 mg of calcium with 800units of vitamin d daily to help. ...Read more

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How long does it take a fractured toe 2 heal?

How long does it take a fractured toe 2 heal?

Varies: In most cases it takes 6 weeks for a bone to heal. If there is any type of illness or if there is continued toe motion it may take longer. ...Read more

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How long willit take for a fractured big toe to heal?

How long willit take for a fractured big toe to heal?

6 weeks: For bone to heal if properly immobilized. Soft tissue swelling will most likely take a lot longer to completely resolve. ...Read more

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How long does it take for fracture phalanx toes to heal?

How long does it take for fracture phalanx toes to heal?

The first 2 stages: Of bone healing take 6-8 weeks, during which time you need to keep your walking to a bare minimum. The last stage takes up to a year, but that should not interfere with your usual activities. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for my stubbed/fractured big toe to heal?

Stubbed/fractured?: If it is stubbed, then it'll probably be a contusion that will take a few days to subside. If there is bruising under the nail, there's a chance that you'll still see some residual bruising at that nail for up to a year, but the toe would be ok. However, if you fractured the toe, then it's a minimum of 6-8 weeks if you started treating the toe after it was injured. ...Read more

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

1-2 months: Healing depends on alignment, persons ability to heal and how well you take care of it. You can have residual soreness for several months. Wear a good stiff shoe and limit your activity. Dr l. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a big toe fracture to heal?

6 to 8 weeks: Usually at a minimum 6 to 8 weeks but pain swelling persists longer, but must have the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a hairline fracture in a toe to heal?

4-6 weeks: Most hairline fractures heal rather quickly. That said, some fractures seem to take their time and other still will not heal without some "help". Most toe fractures that are not displaced will heal uneventfully, and within 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a fracture in a big toe to heal?

It depends: A number of factors can affect bone healing- how badly fractured it is, whether it is still in alignment, what the treatment is, and if you smoke, drink a lot of soda and/or caffeine, among other factors. Usually, a time frame of 4-6 weeks is needed. ...Read more

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How long does a fractured toe take to heal?

How long does a fractured toe take to heal?

6 wks: Just as any other fracture, the main phases of bone healing occur in 6 wks. People tend to take toe fractures for granted, but they heal just like any other bone. Bones even continue to heal and remodel up to a year. ...Read more

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How long does a fractured toe take to recover?

4 weeks: The small bones of the toe are called phalanges. A phalanx fracture will generally heal in about 4 to 6 weeks depending on your age. Children heal fractures faster than adults. You can use a stiff soled shoe while the fracture is healing. ...Read more

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How to heal a fractured toe quicker?

You can't: Time heals all wounds. About six weeks give or take two weeks in either direction. If your a smoker i'd stop. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quickly heal a fractured toe?

What is the best way to quickly heal a fractured toe?

Takes time: A fractured bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal. You can make sure it heals properly by splinting the broken toe to the next one. You should also get an x-ray of your foot to make sure the fracture is in good position. ...Read more

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What could I do to heal a fractured/broken toe?

Splint: The most common treatment for a fractured toe is splint to prevent movement - usually we 'buddy tape' the toe to the one next to it as a splint. This works since the joints do not line up from toe to toe and so the injured one won't bend. This assumes the toe is relatively well aligned - swelling should be treated with cold packs/ice packs. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more