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What is the typical recovery time after a compound femur fracture?

What is the typical recovery time after a compound femur fracture?

4-6 months: Assumong there is no bone loss or infection most compound femur fractures will heal in 4-6 months. ...Read more

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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 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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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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What causes a femur fracture to move once in a cast?

What causes a femur fracture to move once in a cast?

Movement: Fractures can move/shift in a cast for many reasons, but the most common reason is that the swelling has gone down. This causes the limb to be "smaller" in the cast, which allows too much room to move around. For this reason, casts are often changed every 2-3 weeks until the fracture has healed. ...Read more

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My son who is 9 has a distal femur fracture. What does that mean?

Broken bone above --: the knee joint. He needs treatment for it, from an Orthopedic surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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What chronic pain comes from a butterfly femur fracture?

What chronic pain comes from a butterfly femur fracture?

Hopefully none: Chronic pain is defined in several ways-all of which have to do with time from onset of pain. For example, one definition is pain that lasts longer than three months from the onset of symptoms. Typically, a fractured bone heals in 6-8 weeks. Based on this, there is no reason to suspect that a femur fracture will result in a chronically painful condition. ...Read more

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Please interpret nonhealing subtrochanteric femur fracture -cephalomedullary device in place. Device has fallen into significant almost 80 deg varus?

Please interpret nonhealing subtrochanteric femur fracture -cephalomedullary device in place. Device has fallen into significant almost 80 deg varus?

Fracture: The device is the intramedullary nail or screw stabilizing / transfixing the fracture. Varus angulation means inward angulation, 80 degrees is the amount of angulation. Sounds like the fracture has not healed and the hardware has changed its relative position. Need to see your orthopedic surgeon. ...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?

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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What chronic pain stems from a butterfly femur fracture?

What chronic pain stems from a butterfly femur fracture?

Bad Fracture: This is a bad fracture and I am sure if you have that you underwent surgery with internal fixation (hardware). There is a lot of tissue damage involved in the fracture itself and then the surgery. Anyone has the potential for chronic pain due to the scarring of tissue or the post fracture bony changes which take place with any bad fracture. ...Read more

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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


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