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What is the healing time for fractured leg?

What is the healing time for fractured leg?

Tib/ fib or femur?: Healing times for ' broken legs' vary w/ which broken bone you are talking about( tibia, fibula, femur) and the location of the 'break ' in the bone( i.e. Midshaft femur requiring im rodding or proximal fibula fx. Requiring minimal treatment). A bit more specificity would be helpful... After saying that most heal between 8-12 weeks... Good luck! ...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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What is the healing time for a broken/fractured tibia?

What is the healing time for a broken/fractured tibia?

Fracture healing: Fractures typically take 6-8 weeks to heal at the earliest and may take longer. The best you can do is follow your surgeon's advice and if you do not take a multivitamin with calcium and vitamin d, you may want to consider this to help your bone get all the nutrition it needs to heal properly and as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Cannot blink or smile on my right side after jaw surgery due to a fractured jaw? What is the healing time?

Cannot blink or smile on my right side after jaw surgery due to a fractured jaw? What is the healing time?

Facial nerve injury: Your facial nerve (moves your face) has been injured. If you have had surgery for the fracture, this may be a complication of the surgery. I would see either the surgeon who did the surgery, or an ENT doc, ASAP. ...Read more

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What is the healing time for a lateral malleolus fracture?

Depends: It depends if it is a fracture that requires surgery or just immobilization. On average non surgical 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the healing time for hairline hand fracture?

What is the healing time for hairline hand fracture?

6 weeks: Most fractures heal in 6 weeks. Diabetics and smokers tend to heal more slowly. It also depends on which bone is fractured. A phalanx or metacarpal fracture should heal in 6 weeks or so, but a scaphoid fracture of the wrist usually takes more on the order of 8-10 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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What is the healing time of tibia fracture after nonunion surgery?

What is the healing time of tibia fracture after nonunion surgery?

It varies: A non complicated tibia fracture usually heals in any where between 6-12 weeks. If you have already had a tibia fracture which did not heal, which is what a nonunion is, it really depends on the nature of your problem and the type of surgery done. In the best cases scenario, it will heal in6-8 weeks. In the worst, it may not heal again. You would sure want to avoid nicotine and nsaids. Thanks. ...Read more

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How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

Variable: There are many variables to consider: how old is the patient, does the patient smoke, where is the fracture located in the scaphoid bone, treated with a cast or surgery. More information is needed to give a direct answer. ...Read more

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What is the typical healing time for a fractured scaphoid?

What is the typical healing time for a fractured scaphoid?

Scaphoid fracture: This depends on the level of the fracture through the scaphoid and if you have surgery or not. Nonoperative distal waist-3 months, mid waist-4 months, proximal waist-5 months. Surgical treatment usually has a healing time of 3 months. These are severe injuries which should be managed by your orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How long would the healing time be for a broken/fractured tibia?

Healing time: The average healing time for a tibia fracture that did not break through the skin is 4.5 months. For fractures that are more severe or break through the skin the average time is increased to 5.5 months. ...Read more

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