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How long is recovery for fractured spine and a cracked skull?
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Depends
The bones take about 12 weeks to heal enough to take normal loads, though "minor" injuries may not need much protection.
If there is injury to the nearby soft tissues (brain, spinal cord, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, disks, muscles) the recovery could be more complex and lengthy. The severity of the bone injury also impacts recovery.

In brief: Depends
The bones take about 12 weeks to heal enough to take normal loads, though "minor" injuries may not need much protection.
If there is injury to the nearby soft tissues (brain, spinal cord, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, disks, muscles) the recovery could be more complex and lengthy. The severity of the bone injury also impacts recovery.
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