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I broke an arm bone , l done an open reduction surgery with screws&plates for like 6 weeks now, how much time does it really need to heal?
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Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 3 months
Although every fracture is different, a standard type fracture of the forearm is healed enough at 6 weeks to start strengthening exercises.
These strengthen both the damaged muscles, and the bone. There continues to be some improvement for nearly a year.

In brief: 3 months
Although every fracture is different, a standard type fracture of the forearm is healed enough at 6 weeks to start strengthening exercises.
These strengthen both the damaged muscles, and the bone. There continues to be some improvement for nearly a year.
Dr. Michael Granberry
Dr. Michael Granberry
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
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In brief: About 8 weeks
Usually if a radius or ulna fracture is treated with plates and screws, it takes about 8 weeks to heal the surgery is performed to obtain the best longterm result and obtain immediate fracture fixation.

In brief: About 8 weeks
Usually if a radius or ulna fracture is treated with plates and screws, it takes about 8 weeks to heal the surgery is performed to obtain the best longterm result and obtain immediate fracture fixation.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Longer
Hard to say without more specifics.
But, most bone healing should occur over the first 3 months. Other things such as strength, endurance and coordination can take much longer.

In brief: Longer
Hard to say without more specifics.
But, most bone healing should occur over the first 3 months. Other things such as strength, endurance and coordination can take much longer.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Dr. Richard Makowiec
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