Bone fracture healing time and fracture healing process
In this article, we will explain some general information about bone fracture healing time.
What is bone fracture ( broken bone )
Bone fracture is a most common bone disease in the world caused by trauma or pathological broken partially or completely. We already talked details about bone fracture in our previous articles named bone fracture causes and definition. The main clinical manifestations are the fracture has the limitation because of pain and tenderness, swelling and bruising, limb function loss partially or completely. Sometimes bone fracture even lead to limb deformity and abnormal activity.
bone fracture healing process.
There are several process steps for bone fracture until healing completely we should understand.
- Reactive phase.
1) Bone fracture and inflammatory phases.
2) Granulation tissue formation in fracture area phase.
- Reparative phase.
1) Cartilage callus formation phase.
2) Lamellar bone deposition phase.
- Remodeling phase.
So, let’s see different type of bone fracture takes how long time to healing completely from beginning of bone fracture treatment.
Bone fracture healing time.
Clavicle fracture will take 4-6 weeks for healing.
Surgical neck of the humerus fracture will take 4-6 weeks for healing.
Humeral shaft fracture will take 4-8 weeks for healing.
Humeral condylar fracture will take 4-6 weeks for healing.
Distal radius fractures will take 4-6 weeks for healing.
Femoral neck fracture will take 12-24 weeks for healing.
Intertrochanteric femur fracture will take 8-12 weeks for healing.
Femoral shaft fracture will take 8-12 weeks for healing.
Patellar fracture will take 4-6 weeks for healing.
Tibial and fibula fractures will take 8-10 weeks for healing.
Inside (internal), outside (external) and posterior of ankle fracture will take 4-6 weeks for healing.
These are just general information. There are a number of factors that can affect bone fracture healing. Like the types of bone fracture, blood supply for fractured area, nutrition for healing, patient’s age and health condition, proper treatment plan for fracture, and others are the main influential factors for fracture healing earlier or not.
In another articles we described bone fracture causes, Bone fracture healing phases and standards, the types of bone fracture in detailed. At the same time, You may also check our article about first aid for bone fracture (broken bone) at home to get some basic skill for emergency treatment.