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Recovery Time Hairline Fracture
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
What is the recovery time for hairline fracture of ankel? How many days I need to retain the cast?
Hairline fracture in the ribs due to motor acc where his elbow hit on his ribs. How long to recover and speed up recovery? There is breathing difficul
65+ woman fell down and had hairline fracture, has been advised bed rest for a month. Will hip support belt speed up recovery if so! Which kind?
Need more inform-: -ation. What was fractured, & how did it happen. Trip, slipped, on stairs. Also your age & do you have osteoporosis? Was it hip or pelvis? Guess age is 65, sorry. Bed rest for a month is very bad @ that age. If it's a hip it should be fixed so she can be up & around. If pelvis, my patients take pain meds & get up and about as much as they can. In this case pain meds R needed 2 control it so can go. ...Read more
Is it ok if my 6 years old who got a hairline fracture on the coronoid process of ulna only use a sling (no cast, no splint) during early recovery?
Speak to the doctor: It is a hairline fracture means no displacement in good position, in a non weight bearing area, children will do much better, by not restricting them in a cast, will have less complications, will recover faster discuss with child's orthopedic surgeon, will give reasons. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: Usually 6-8 weeks, but typically we start motion at 3-4 weeks to prevent subsequent stiffness. ...Read more
I got hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal bone in hand 15days back im using splint, how much time I would continue splint?
It depend what bone: Large bones like femur it take 8-16 weeks, and location of the fracture shaft or end of the bone, the shsft of the bone take longer than the end of the bone. Some bone like navicular bone also take longer time to heal. ...Read more
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
A lot: Many so called hairline fractures may not cause much problems other than some discomfort. What you need to do for them depends mostly on how it happened (trauma vs no trauma) and what bone is involved. Hairline fracture in hand or foot not to bad. Hairline fracture in tibia, femur, spine, or wrist can still cause significant problems if not treated appropriately. Get it checked out. ...Read more
See below: Ahairline fracture is not usually a complete fracture thru the bone. ...Read more
Frzcture: It could turn into a full fracture. ...Read more
If you've had an operation to repair the patella, most times some motion is allowed early on, but typically full motion is not allowed for 4-6 weeks, depending on the injury and the repair method.
When you do exercise walking, ellipticals, and gentle stationary cycling are good. As for weights, avoid exercises like leg extensions, favoring closed chain movements like leg presses. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: Depends on fracture location and nutritional status mostly. This is a difficult question to answer. ...Read more
8 to 12 weeks: A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization. Smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions can prolong or delay this healing. Premature mobilization or weight bearing on the extremity could also cause delayed or non healing. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: 6-8 weeks can be the average.Get a more detailed answer ›
You may: With most fractures of the extremities, some type of immobilization is needed. It may not be a cast. It could be splinting, taping, bracing, special shoe (if foot) or casting. There are a variety of techniques to stabilize a fracture. The type used will depend on a variety of factors. Your doctor can explain what option (s) are available for your situation. Dr l. ...Read more
Same as Other Fractu: As with all fractures, it depends upon the problem. Even with involvement of the growth plate, immobilzation for some, surgical repair for others. The orthopedist knows what is best for the specific situation. ...Read more
See an orthopedist: There are so many different ways you can fracture you knee and in so many different places that you really need to see your friendly neighborhood orthopedist to tailor treatment based on your specific fracture and individual situation! ...Read more
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
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