How long does it take for hairline fractures to heal?

6-10 weeks. It depends on what bone has a hairline fracture. A hairline fracture of a bone in the hand or foot will likely heal in 6 weeks, but a hairline fracture (a break in the bone without any displacement of the fracture) of the femur, the scaphoid, and the tibia (among others) could take longer, on the order of 10-12 weeks. Make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon to have it treated appropriately!

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

Doesn't matter. Most "hairline" nasal fractures are mis-read xrays. There is nothing you need to do for a non-displaced ("hairline fracture") of the nose. It might hurt but that is probably from the trauma. I wouldn't worry about it. Read more...

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

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. Read more...