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Doctor insights on: I Fractured My Greater Tuberosity How Long Does It Take To Heal

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Dr. Gary Pess
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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 greater tuberosity fracture from fall on shoulder and scapular thoracic dyskinesis take to, heal, im 28f healthy?

How long will greater tuberosity fracture from fall on shoulder and scapular thoracic dyskinesis take to, heal, im 28f healthy?

6-12 weeks: Bony healing of the greater tuberosity should take 6-12 weeks. Scapulothoracic dyskinesis may take longer: you will need to rebuild muscle, relearn proper body mechanics and correct muscle imbalances, restore proper posture, etc. Put in the effort and therapy now and it will pay off later. ...Read more

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How can I get my broken bone, the tuberosity at the end of the 5th metatarsal in the foot, to heal quickly?

How can I get my broken bone, the tuberosity at the end of the 5th metatarsal in the foot, to heal quickly?

Speeding bone healin: Getting bones to heal quickly is difficult and the person who figures this out will win a nobel prize, in the meantime, maintaining alignment of the fracture segments is the single most important factor in healing properly and quickly. Some surgeons advocate the use of electrical bone stimulation. Growth factors are not routinely used for primary uncomplicated fractures. ...Read more

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It has been 16 weeks since I broke my upper humerous- avulsion fracture of the greater tuberosity, I am still experiencing pain what's going on?

It has been 16 weeks since I broke my upper humerous- avulsion fracture of the greater tuberosity, I am still experiencing pain what's going on?

See your doctor: Several possibilities. It's possible that it has not healed it that it has healed in a position that causes shoulder impingement. Your orthopedic surgeon can evaluate this with an exam and x-rays. Mri might be helpful if x-rays look ok. ...Read more

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There is fracture of enterior part of greater tuberosity of humerus. It is near joint. Bit I am feeling severe pain in sacpulas.

The traveler: Sounds like referred pain is the culprit, nerves from the effected site send pain to other areas, rather common occurrence. I hope you feel better! ...Read more

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There is fracture of enterior part of greater tuberosity of humerus. Doctor advised me to wear sling for 3 weeks. Can I put off sling while bath.

There is fracture of enterior part of greater tuberosity of humerus. Doctor advised me to wear sling for 3 weeks. Can I put off sling while bath.

Yes: But put it back on when you are done. Be careful not to displace the fracture which can happen if you are out of your sling actively moving your arm. ...Read more

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I have had surgery for a fracture of proximal humerus greater tuberosity with rotator cuff repairs two weeks ago. When will I get back use of my arm?

I have had surgery for a fracture of proximal humerus greater tuberosity with rotator cuff repairs two weeks ago. When will I get back use of my arm?

6 months: Usually begin passive motion early (within a month). Active motion at 4-6 wks so you don't pull against the repair early on. Strengthening at 8-12 wks depending upon healing. Full recovery 6-12 mos. ...Read more

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The MRI read: greater tuberosity avulsion fracture involving the supraspinatus and infraspinatus distraction of fragments 1.4cm from normal insertion?

Needs treatment: This must be trauma related. This should be reviewed by an orthopedic surgeon, depending on the displacement may require treatment including surgery. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed avulsion fracture left ishial tuberosity. It has been over a year, is there any new treatment? .

Ischial tuberosity: A year old fracture there is typically treated conservatively. Treat the symptoms. Rare surgery--consider ham stretch and strengthening, ultrasound, laser therapy, pt, modalities, nsaids, core exercises, purified omega, etc. If asymptomatic, no specific treatment needed. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed avulsion fracture right ishial tuberosity. It has been over 13 years, is there any hope for treatment?

Avulsion=: Chip fracture. Unless you are in severe pain, this is not an issue. If you are in severe pain (13 years) see an orthopedic surgeon; otherwise, do not worry. ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of tibial tuberosity had bone graft due to nonunion shouldn't bone graft be seen on x-ray? Mine isn't n still nonunion 18mth later

Avulsion fracture of tibial tuberosity had bone graft due to nonunion shouldn't bone graft be seen on x-ray? Mine isn't n still nonunion 18mth later

Usually healed @18mo: I am sure you are concerned. Bone grafts go thru phases on x-ray. The graft is dead by nature and acts as a scffolding for your own bone to grow on and the graft is absorbed, so it may look at some point like its gone. A ct scan can be helkpful to determine if there is any fusion taking place. Follow recomendations of your doc who knows best what was done. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a fractured tibia?

2-3mo: While most bones heal on average in 6 wks, the tibia is prone to delayed healing or even non healing. Partially as this bone is not fully encased in vascular muscle tissue and vascularity= healing. It isn't unusual for this bone to take upwards of 3+ mo to heal. And in adults often warrants surgery as well to stabilize the break while it heals. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a fractured femur?

How long does it take to heal a fractured femur?

Fracture: Most bones with good blood supply that are capable of healing will mend within 6-8 weeks. Not all fractures heal easily though, which is influenced by location, displacement, age, health/nutritional status, smoking, etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a fractured finger?

How long does it take to heal a fractured finger?

4-6 weeks: It takes the fracture 4-6 weeks to heal and it may take several more weeks for the swelling and stiffness to subside. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a pelvis fracture.?

How long does it take to heal from a pelvis fracture.?

8-12 weks: It depend on the fracture and how sever it is. And the methods of treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a slight fracture of the rib?

Pain is worse: For a few days, followed by 6-8 weeks for healing. After a few days the worst pain usually is gone and it just aches with deep breathing and certain motions and many don't need pan meds. It is important to make sure you are getting a good deep breath and don't develop other issue and to determine the cause or quality of the break with xrays. ....Just don't assume. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

Typically 6 weeks: Most routine wrist fractures heal in about
6 weeks.
Unfortunately certain fractures like scaphoid fractures can take 2-3 months or more to heal
due to the tenuous blood suppply of the bone. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from c1 and C2 fracture?

3+ months: Fractures of c1 and C2 range from very mild fractures to severe fractures that place the spinal cord at risk. Some need a simple collar, some a halo, and others a surgery. Depending on the specific fracture and how it is treated, it can take 3-6 months to be completely healed. All c1 and C2 fractures should be seen by a spine surgeon to make sure they heal properly to protect your spinal cord. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal broken ribs, not sure if fracture or broke is same?

How long does it take to heal broken ribs, not sure if fracture or broke is same?

Same thing, differen: -terminology. The usually start to feel better in a couple weeks, & over a period of 4-8 weeks they fade away. Most people can't say when they were healed & pain gone. It is gradually progressing along.. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a non displaced weber b distal fibia fracture?

How long does it take to heal from a non displaced weber b distal fibia fracture?

Ankle Fracture: Typically, a nondisplaced distal fibula fracture is treated with a short leg non ambulatory cast. A weber b fx is a radiographic classification detailing to the reader where the fracture line starts (it's not related to the progress or outcome of the fracture). Being nondisplaced, fracture healing is typically seen around 6-8 weeks on xray and may take up to 3-4 months for complete healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a leg fracture?

How long does it take to heal a leg fracture?

Leg Fracture: It depends what you are calling a leg fracture. Clinically the leg involves the tibia and fibula. If the tibia is fractured with or without the fibula and it is treated in a cast then it will take on the average of 8 weeks. If it is only the fibula and it depends if it is near the ankle or closer to the knee. Most will heal in 6 weeks. If this is a pediatric patient the fracture heals 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a soft pelvic fracture?

6-12 weeks: I am assuming you mean a small crack to the pelvic bones.

Nondisplaced, or minimally displaced pelvic fractures usually heal within 6-12 weeks.

During that time, you should refrain from heavy lifting and stair climbing. But low impact exercises such as walking, or swimming should be encouraged as tolerated. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal bone fracture with the external fixator?

How long does it take to heal bone fracture with the external fixator?

Longer than usual: The external fixator usually used for unstable or compound fracture or badly comminuted ones, those fracture are difficult to heal because the amount of damage to the bone.8-18 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a fracture of the humorous, and a dislocated shoulder?

It varies: Thank you for your question. A disclocated shoulder is at risk for redislocating initially after it occurs. In a simple, first time dislocation, strict activity restrictions are used for about 3 weeks and then advanced to normal activities by about 6 weeks. There are many types of humerous fractures and the healing rate depends partly on the type, 10 weeks is avg for a humeral shaft fracture. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a hip fracture?

How long does it take to heal from a hip fracture?

6 weeks: In general hip fractures take six weeks to heal but it depends on the other clinical comorbidities and other medical problems. ...Read more