healing times of fractures

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It is not possible to precisely estimate the time that it will take for a fracture to heal. A rough estimate is:

  • most upper limb fracture repair completely in 6-8 weeks
  • lower limb fractures take twice as long
  • children take half as long
  • add 25% if the fracture involves the femur or is not spiral

Last reviewed 01/2018

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