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How long will it take until you fully recover from a compound femur fracture?

How long will it take until you fully recover from a compound femur fracture?

3 - 12 months: An open or compound femur fracture is a severe, high energy injury that requires extensive treatment and healing time. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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 a femur fracture to heal up?

How long does it take a femur fracture to heal up?

3-6 month: It depends what fracture is it, the treatment method and if you have complications with it. ...Read more

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I was in a auto accident and sustained a trimalar break with a compound femur fracture. It has been six months and have some trouble with pain?

I was in a auto accident and sustained a  trimalar break  with a compound  femur fracture. It has been six months and have some trouble with pain?

Fractures: You had very significant fractures. It is not unusual for pain to be present for up to a year. Sometimes, even the hardware can cause pain. Also you need to make sure the bone is healing correctly an in good alignment. Discuss with your doctor and if you have any concerns get a second opinion. ...Read more

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How long does femur fracture (cominuted ) heal by using external fixation ?

Temporary fixation: Fracture of femur usually requires surgery to repair. Most of the adult femur fractures are trated by i/m rod that goes in side the bone to stabilize it while it heals. If for some reason i/m rod is not an option then external fixator is applied with a metal bar outside to keep bone in position so it can heal. Femur will usually take 3-6 month to heal , but it gets stronger every month. ...Read more

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How long i need to wait to get pregnat after a multiple femur fracture.

As long as healing: As long as your fractures are healed or well on the way to healing, and as long as you are progressing well with ambulating, and as long as you have been able to wean off medications, it is fine to get pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long were you in an immobilizer for femur fracture surgery?

Usually not needed: Many femur fractures that are treated operatively do not require an immobilizer. If an immobilizer is required, time would depend on severity of the fracture. ...Read more

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How long did you have your immobilizer on after orif of femur fracture?

How long did you have your immobilizer on after orif of femur fracture?

Depends: You may not need anything or you may need one or more of the following: crutches, an immobilizer brace, an unloader brace, simple brace. Its unclear as to what type of fracture you are experiencing. Discuss with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Is there any need for concern leg extremely swollen and painful to touch(not warm)2 weeks post op comucated femur fracture-long rod screws.

Yes: This needs immediate evaluation. The major possible causes are blood clots or infection. If you cannot see your orthopedist or family doctor now, go to the er. ...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