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Will a second foot fracture heal more slowly?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
A fracture should heal in about the same time frame if it is the same type of fracture.
There are a couple of factors that may delay healing. If the fracture is displaced or if there is much motion at the fracture line. This will greatly delay healing. Poor blood flow and other disease processes may slow the healing process as well.

In brief: Not necessarily
A fracture should heal in about the same time frame if it is the same type of fracture.
There are a couple of factors that may delay healing. If the fracture is displaced or if there is much motion at the fracture line. This will greatly delay healing. Poor blood flow and other disease processes may slow the healing process as well.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
Why do you keep fracturing though?I would make sure to have your vitamin d levels checked.
Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal normally. Unless you have issues that delay bone healing. If you are a smoker that is also an issue and should stop smoking.

In brief: Not necessarily
Why do you keep fracturing though?I would make sure to have your vitamin d levels checked.
Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal normally. Unless you have issues that delay bone healing. If you are a smoker that is also an issue and should stop smoking.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
If you are talking about a fracture in the exact same location as prior then yes it will probably heal slower. But just a 2nd fracture of the foot, no it should heal in the same fashion.

In brief: See below
If you are talking about a fracture in the exact same location as prior then yes it will probably heal slower. But just a 2nd fracture of the foot, no it should heal in the same fashion.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: That is possible.
A second fracture in the same location may take longer to heal due to possible trauma to the soft tissue and vasculature.

In brief: That is possible.
A second fracture in the same location may take longer to heal due to possible trauma to the soft tissue and vasculature.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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