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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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What is the typical recovery time after a compound femur fracture?

Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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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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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


Dr. Pamela Hoffman
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
35 years in practice
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I have femur fracture and knee proximal tibia, what foods should I take for full recovery of my bones ? It's been 3 months after the surgery.

Dr. Pamela Hoffman
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I have femur fracture and knee proximal tibia, what foods should I take for full recovery of my bones ?  It's been 3 months after the surgery.

Ck your D level: I find my patients don't heal well if their Vitamin D levels are low ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Barry Waldman
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How long will it take until you fully recover from a compound femur fracture?

Dr. Barry Waldman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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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. Gregory Harvey
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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?

Dr. Gregory Harvey
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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How long i need to wait to get pregnat after a multiple femur fracture.

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Amir Khan
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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How long did you have your immobilizer on after orif of femur fracture?

Dr. Amir Khan
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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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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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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I turn 17 next month and have severe idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis. I have been taking idrophos and calcium after a femur fracture 2 years back. I have lost height due to vertebral compression. Can the height loss be reversed or corrected in any way?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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I turn 17 next month and have severe idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis. I have been taking idrophos and calcium after a femur fracture 2 years back. I have lost height due to vertebral compression. 
Can the height loss be reversed or corrected in any way?

Problems: I am sorry to hear of your issues. At your age height loss might be correctable but you had best hurry to an orthopedic surgeon. If the surgeon has already told you that improvement on your back is unlikely, please get one more opinion. Keep me posted please. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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My 2 yr old is in a spica cast from a femur fracture, and went back yesterday after 1 week for X-ray and it is displaced. How does this happen?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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My 2 yr old is in a spica cast from a femur fracture, and went back yesterday after 1 week for X-ray and it is displaced.  How does this happen?

Can happen: and is the reason in adults is stabilized by hardware ( like intra medullary rods ) Luckily children will heal very well with slight displacement , angulation and over riding, kids orthopedist is the best person to alleviate your worry ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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I had sinusitis after months of surgery(femur fracture), and an IM rod was installed. How cn someone acquired sinus? Had asthma since 9, 17 now.

Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I had sinusitis after months of surgery(femur fracture), and an IM rod was installed. How cn someone acquired sinus? Had asthma since 9, 17 now.

Anything that causes: congestion, can lead to sinusitis. Most times it starts with a viral upper respiratory infection, or sometimes with an allergy. If the fluid sits in the sinuses, it is a good enclosed space for bacteria to grow, leading to a sinus infection(sinusitis). It is not contagious to others. ...Read more

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