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X-ray showed crack in humerus. No surgery done. How long will this take to heal?

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I fell and x-ray showed crack in humerous , no surgery only physical theory. This happened on nDec. 22 I am a 82 year old white female with very good health. How long will this take to heal?
Posted Sat, 23 Feb 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Sheeba Stephen 4 hours later
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

The time taken for a fracture to heal will depend the nature and severity of the fracture (i.e. whether it was a hairline fracture or whether there was a gap between the broken ends or whether it was a comminuted fracture - with several broken pieces). The age and general health condition also plays a role.

Generally, for simple (uncomplicated) humerus fractures, it take approximately 6 weeks for healing to take place.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Emergency Medicine Specialist
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