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How long does it take for a hip fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a hip fracture to heal?

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

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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 does it take for a femur/hip fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a femur/hip fracture to heal?

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

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How long will it take for a hip hairline fracture to heal?

How long will it take for a hip hairline fracture to heal?

6weeks: Nonweight bearing these are usually fix necause chance of displacement with wiegjt bearing displacement carries the risk of avascular necrosis disaster in young people. ...Read more

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How long does a fractured hip take to heal?

How long does a fractured hip take to heal?

Depends: Really depends on fracture location, in regard to the hip anatomy. The manner of fixation and/or repair is determined by this fracture location, which then completely determines the expected recovery. Repair can include pinning, plate fixation, rodding, and/or replacing. Healing and/or recovery can be any where from 6 weeks to 4 months. ...Read more

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How long for a hairline fracture of hip to heal?

How long for a hairline fracture of hip to heal?

Hip fracture: Typically six weeks is necessary for any fracture to mend. There are extenuating circumstances however. Compression side fractures can generally be left alone and allowed to heal naturally. Fractures on the tension inside of the bone however commonly need internal fixation. See your orthopedic surgeon to know for sure. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a hip fracture?

How long does it take to heal from a hip fracture?

6 weeks: In general hip fractures take six weeks to heal but it depends on the other clinical comorbidities and other medical problems. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bone graft from hip to pars fractures to heal completely. it's been 4 months and showing minimal bony union.

Pars fracture: Pars problems take varying amounts of time to heal . Some depend on causation. Acute fractures in younger patients tend to heal more quickly than those which have been a result of long time progressing in older people.Nutrition, smoking, osteopenia also ply a role. ...Read more

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How do u help a hip fracture?

How do u help a hip fracture?

Usually surgery: Hip fractures usually refer to proximal femur fractures near the hip joint. Most of these fractures are treated surgically with fixation or a hip replacement unless the patient is too medically unstable for surgery. ...Read more

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What to do about hip fracture pt?

Depends: The first thing to determine is whether this fracture requires surgical correction. If it doesn't, then the bone will heal on its own, and pt will benefit you by increasing your strength around the joint. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Fracture (Definition)

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint where your femur meets the pelvis. Most hip fractures occur with falls in the elderly or motor vehicle accidents. The most common would be fractures of the top part of the femur bone and the femoral neck or intertroch region. Less common fractures are socket or acetabular fractures. Avulsion of muscle ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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