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How long will a broken elbow take to heal?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: A few weeks

Time to heal will depend on a few factors - such as presence of dislocation or not, presence of joint involvement or not.
An uncomplicated elbow fracture will take 5-6 weeks to heal.

In brief: A few weeks

Time to heal will depend on a few factors - such as presence of dislocation or not, presence of joint involvement or not.
An uncomplicated elbow fracture will take 5-6 weeks to heal.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. James Reid
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 6 weeks

Almost all fractures in adult humans take around 6 weeks to heal to about 75% tensile strength, but take another 5 months to remodel back to their native strength.
Fractures into joints take longer and fractures at the middle of bones can take longer.

In brief: 6 weeks

Almost all fractures in adult humans take around 6 weeks to heal to about 75% tensile strength, but take another 5 months to remodel back to their native strength.
Fractures into joints take longer and fractures at the middle of bones can take longer.
Dr. James Reid
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