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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
792 doctors shared insights

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 your sprained knee to heal completely?

How long does it take for your sprained knee to heal completely?

Sprain: That depends on what is sprained and the severity of injury. Minor sprain can be a few weeks. More severe injury can be months -- or never as may need surgery to fix (acl, meniscus, etc). ...Read more

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How long will it take a broken hip to heal (teens)?

How long will it take a broken hip to heal (teens)?

Depends...: Best to pose this query to an orthopedist; but conservatively speaking total rehab time is probably 3-4 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chip in ankle bone to heal?

How long does it take for chip in ankle bone to heal?

Can take a while: It can take several months but it is possible that it may not heal. It may need to be removed if it is affecting the joint. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the average broken foot to heal?

How long does it take for the average broken foot to heal?

It depends: It depends on which bone or bones are broken, how it is treated. Average would be 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will in take for my radius fracture to heal?

How long will in take for my radius fracture to heal?

Variable: Radius fractures come in many varieties depending where the fracture is, the degree of displacement or malalignment, the method of treatment etc. Typically the bone can be stable for use after 6-8 weeks but return to normal function / use can take longer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for broken hand bones to heal?

How long does it take for broken hand bones to heal?

Broken hand bones: For simple uncomplicated fractures in fingers or the metacarpals ( long bones) take 6-8 weeks to heal, however some wrist bones such as the scaphoid and others may take longer as the blood supply in these is not as straightforward. Open fractures and higher energy injuries may take longer. The quality of the soft tisse and nerve supply and circulation in an injury zone may lengthen healing times. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the average ankle sprain to heal?

How long does it take for the average ankle sprain to heal?

It depends: There are three grads for ankle sprain, start from simple one(grade1) which it healed in about4 weeks, grade 2 it take 6weeks grade 3 it take about 8weekes and some time it require surgery. ...Read more

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How long does a sprained wrist injury take to heal? Will it have longterm effects on my ability to play basketball?

How long does a sprained wrist injury take to heal? Will it have longterm effects on my ability to play basketball?

Get it evaluated: If you have a minor sprain it should heal with immobilization is 6-8 weeks. If it has not gotten better, or has not yet be evaluated by a hand surgeon then you might have a significant injury, as a ligament tear or fracture that if not treated can lead to arthritis in 10-12 years. ...Read more

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How long will it take for ankle bursitis to heal totally?

How long will it take for ankle bursitis to heal totally?

Depends: Ankle bursitis is an unclear term. There is an achilles bursitis. If that is what you have, nsaids (topical or oral), therapy, even bracing may be needed for short term. This can persist for up to 3 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken wrist to completely recover to full strength?

How long does it take for a broken wrist to completely recover to full strength?

Variable: Depending on healing, 3-4 months for motion return, 6-8 weeks for straight wrist and 1 year for regular pushups. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully heal from a sprained knee?

How long does it take to fully heal from a sprained knee?

Depends: Grades of sprain are classically considered mild-moderate- and severe. Mild is simply a bit of a stretch and heals in 2-4 weeks. A moderate sprain is where the ligaments are partially but not completely torn and these tend to take 4-6 weeks to heal. Severe injures are where the ligament is completely torn and they take 2-3 months to heal if at all. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a fractured hand to heal?

How long will it take for a fractured hand to heal?

Six weeks on average: It depends on what bone in the hand is broken. A scaphoid fracture (the most commonly fractured bone in the carpus (wrist)) generally takes 10-12 weeks to heal, but a garden variety fracture of a metacarpal (the big bones in the palm of the hand) or of a phalanx (the little bones in the fingers) should heal in about six weeks. The healing could be slower in a smoker or a diabetic. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from wrist fracture operation?

How long does it take to recover from wrist fracture operation?

Wrist operation.: This depends on your health and the specific bone as well as the reduction achieved. In optimal conditions this is 6-8 weeks but it can take significantly longer in the range of 14 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a fractured ankle?

6-8 weeks: Usually 6-8 weeks depending on the severity of the fracture. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken hand to heal in cast?

How long does it take for a broken hand to heal in cast?

Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...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


Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Ankle Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is just another way to say that a bone has been broken. The ankle is made up of the distal Tibia and fibula. Ankle fracture can range from minor injuries to quite severe to the point ...Read more