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

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Dr. Richard Makowiec
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Radius fracture

The answer could be anything from a few wks - few months depending upon injury and needed treatment If your employer allows yo to do work a t a reduced rate, perhaps they will have you come back sooner. If they demand you cannot work without a cast and you need one then that'll take time too.
A lot of this is individualized to the person and the injury but a simple answer is 6-8 weeks

In brief: Radius fracture

The answer could be anything from a few wks - few months depending upon injury and needed treatment If your employer allows yo to do work a t a reduced rate, perhaps they will have you come back sooner. If they demand you cannot work without a cast and you need one then that'll take time too.
A lot of this is individualized to the person and the injury but a simple answer is 6-8 weeks
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies

It varies based more specifically on the nature of the fracture and to some extent characteristics of the person.
For example, someone who smokes or has diabetes may take longer to heal. That being said, a general rule of thumb for most radius fractures is about 8 weeks. Talk to your doctor about your specific case.

In brief: Varies

It varies based more specifically on the nature of the fracture and to some extent characteristics of the person.
For example, someone who smokes or has diabetes may take longer to heal. That being said, a general rule of thumb for most radius fractures is about 8 weeks. Talk to your doctor about your specific case.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine

In brief: Varies

Fractures heal faster in younger individuals than older ones, also nutritional status may play a role in healing, smoking and drinking alcohol may prolong time of healing, normally six weeks in a cast may be needed for the radius fracture to heal.

In brief: Varies

Fractures heal faster in younger individuals than older ones, also nutritional status may play a role in healing, smoking and drinking alcohol may prolong time of healing, normally six weeks in a cast may be needed for the radius fracture to heal.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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