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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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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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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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How long did you have your immobilizer on after orif of femur fracture?

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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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?

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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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.

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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How long does it take a femur fracture to heal up?

3-6 month: It depends what fracture is it, the treatment method and if you have complications with it. ...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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