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How long does it typically take for a hairline fracture to heal?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
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In brief: 8 to 12 weeks

A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization.
Smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions can prolong or delay this healing. Premature mobilization or weight bearing on the extremity could also cause delayed or non healing.

In brief: 8 to 12 weeks

A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization.
Smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions can prolong or delay this healing. Premature mobilization or weight bearing on the extremity could also cause delayed or non healing.
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Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine

In brief: 6-8 weeks

That is a general rule for most uncomplicated fractures.

In brief: 6-8 weeks

That is a general rule for most uncomplicated fractures.
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