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How long will it take for a hip avulsion fracture and a hip strain to heal?

How long will it take for a hip avulsion fracture and a hip strain to heal?

Depends: It will depend on your general health, any chronic diseases, medications you are on, age, how much rest you can give the hip, the therapy you get or receive, and your state of general nutrition. Most thing like this, if treateed properly wlll heal in 4-6 weeks. It could be shorter or could be longer. See a reputable orthopedist, sports medicine doctor or physiatrist (rehab doctor) and get evalu. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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 should it take for a hip avulsion fracture and a hip strain to heal?

How long should it take for a hip avulsion fracture and a hip strain to heal?

Depends: The avulsion fracture may or may not heal with bone, depending on how displaced it is. It may heal with scar tissue, which is ok too. The combination of these injuries usually takes around 4-8 weeks to heal, depending on the severity. The pain will improve before this, however. ...Read more

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What is a hip avulsion fracture and how is it treated?

What is a hip avulsion fracture and how is it treated?

Muscle contrarction: An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament, along with a piece of the bone it's attached to, gets pulled away from the main part of the bone.
Treatment resting and icing the affected area, then doing controlled exercises to stretch the tendon and promote bone healing — is usually all that's needed for an avulsion fracture to heal. In rear case we have to do surgery to put back ...Read more

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After a hip avulsion fracture what can I do to strengthen the ligament?

After a hip avulsion fracture what can I do to strengthen the ligament?

Consevative and: Surgical. An avulsion fracture is an injury to the bone in a place where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone. When an avulsion fracture occurs, the tendon or ligament pulls off a piece of the bone. Most of the time it will heal without surgery, some situation may require surgery. In both cases I it will require physical therapy and strengthen exercises.. ...Read more

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I have an urgent questions about hip avulsion fracture? What are the signs and treatment methods for a hip avulsion fracture?

I have an urgent questions about hip avulsion fracture? What are the signs and treatment methods for a hip avulsion fracture?

Mostly non surgical: The sign is pain and limited mobility of the involed hip.
The vast majority of avulsion fractures heal very well without surgical intervention, but be sure to talk to your doctor about the best treatment for your specific injury. ...Read more

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Two years ago I had an avulsion fracture in my hip, no surgery required. But when I lay down/ stand up I feel something 'snap' in my hip. Any idea?

Could be scar tissue: Could be scar tissue or a tendon snapping over the hip. Need to check it out. See an orthopod-need xray, possibly an mri. ...Read more

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Does an avulsion fracture of the hip stop growth in height?

No: There are an assortment of avulsion fractures about the pelvis and hip where large muscle groups can avulse or ‘pull-off’ a small piece of bone/ cartilage. Almost all are treated w/rest, crutches for 4-6 weeks....none can stunt growth. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What can I do about hip avulsion fracture?

What can I do about hip avulsion fracture?

It depend: Some avulsion fracture can be treated by no weight bearing for week or two, then gradual weight bearing for another 3 weeks, usually they heal with no problems. Some if they are displaced need to have surgery to put them back in place. ...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 an avulsion fracture in thumb take to heal?

6-8 weeks: It varies, but most fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal. You would want to make sure it is not a "game keepers thumb" which is an avulsion fracture in which the ulnar collateral ligament often gets inserted between the bone edges and can limit fracture healing; these often require surgery to heal. ...Read more

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How long can it take an avulsion fracture in the 5th metatarsal to heal?

How long can it take an avulsion fracture in the 5th metatarsal to heal?

Six: To eight weeks if surgery is necessary it can take 12 weeks. Bone simulators can help. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a minor elbow avulsion fracture to heal?

About 6 weeks: Depends on where the avulsion exactly is. Sometimes a period of immobilization is required. See an upper extremity orthopedic doctor for this. ...Read more

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I have a "undisplaced avulsion fracture base proximal phlaanx L great toe" - what does this mean, what is treatment and how long does it take to heal?

Toe fracture: Undisplaced fracture means there is a fracture but bones are still in close proximity. Avulsion fracture means that muscle has pulled the bone by force and caused fracture. Undisplaced avulsion fracture of toe are treated by buddy strapping usually for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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All my midfoot bones are severely contused on MRI and avulsion fracture my proximal navicular even after 8 wks. How much longer to heal? Frustrated.

All my midfoot bones are severely contused on MRI and avulsion fracture my proximal navicular even after 8 wks. How much longer to heal? Frustrated.

Bone contusions: Bone contusions can take many months to fully resolve of symptoms. Bone fractures ordinarily take 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Had an avulsion fracture of the ankle 15 weeks ago and it really hurts again when I walk... My dr said it just takes time, I think something is wron?

Had an avulsion fracture of the ankle 15 weeks ago and it really hurts again when I walk... My dr said it just takes time, I think something is wron?

Depends: If the fracturevv had ligament attached it could cause a rupture or if fragment moved it could cause tendon pain and possible joint pain. Suggest MRI to check. I take it no surgery was done? ...Read more

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I have an avulsion fracture in my right ankle and its been 1 week now;how long should I wait before starting activity again? (I am a high lvl gymnast)

I have an avulsion fracture in my right ankle and its been 1 week now;how long should I wait before starting activity again? (I am a high lvl gymnast)

Hard to say: This depends on where in your ankle/foot the avulsion was and how severe, like any alignment issues. Your best bet is to review this issue with the doctor who made your diagnosis: hopefully an orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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How long will I be out of work with an avulsion fracture?

Depends: It depends on what bone is injured and if there is a total or partial avulsion. ...Read more

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Really put weight on an ankle avulsion fracture? Been told could put weight on as tolerated but when I try I hurt for long time after. Been 3 weeks.

Really put weight on an ankle avulsion fracture? Been told could put weight on as tolerated but when I try I hurt for long time after. Been 3 weeks.

Too soon: If you have pain on weight bearing, you need to be non-weight bearing at this time. In the absence of other complications, bone takes about 6 weeks to fully heal. Discuss with your doctor who will evaluate your condtion and progrees. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion fracture of my 5th metatarsal-not jones. I am a primary school teacher - on my feet all day +stairs! How long should I be off work?

I have an avulsion fracture of my 5th metatarsal-not jones. I am a primary school teacher - on my feet all day +stairs! How long should I be off work?

It depends: First you need to make sure your foot is protected in a cast or walking boot (cam walker) to protect the foot. Bone healing can take about 6 weeks before you are able to resume normal ambulatory activity in shoes. Sometimes, depending on the injury you might need to keep weight off the foot and use crutches for 2-3 weeks. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I went to a doctor; X-rays confirmed a big toe avulsion fracture. How long should I wear the small boot I was given? What if it feels better sooner?

I went to a doctor; X-rays confirmed a big toe avulsion fracture. How long should I wear the small boot I was given? What if it feels better sooner?

Fractures: Generally take about 6-8 weeks to heal. You pro pulse off your big toe so best to use that full time. Having said that you should follow up with your treating doc who can base decision on your X-ray findings which we know nothing about, ...Read more

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What can I do to speed up the recovery from an avulsion fracture to humerus?

Protection: An avusion fracture means that a muscle pulled off a small piece of bone to which it attaches. The best way to heal as quickly as is to avoid using that muscle and avoid repetitive motion of the bone fragment. A splint o rbrace may help. ...Read more

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


Avulsions (Definition)

An avulsion is the result of a spraining type of injury where either a ligamentous or tendinous attachment pulls off a piece of the bone at its insertion site. Some avulsions will heal with rest and immobilization, ...Read more