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What chronic pain comes from a butterfly femur fracture?
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
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In brief: Hopefully none
Chronic pain is defined in several ways-all of which have to do with time from onset of pain.
For example, one definition is pain that lasts longer than three months from the onset of symptoms. Typically, a fractured bone heals in 6-8 weeks. Based on this, there is no reason to suspect that a femur fracture will result in a chronically painful condition.

In brief: Hopefully none
Chronic pain is defined in several ways-all of which have to do with time from onset of pain.
For example, one definition is pain that lasts longer than three months from the onset of symptoms. Typically, a fractured bone heals in 6-8 weeks. Based on this, there is no reason to suspect that a femur fracture will result in a chronically painful condition.
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