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What does subacute fractures and or bone marrow contusions mean ?

I had a fall which resulted in what doc said was subacute fractures and or bone marrow contusions of T7, T8 and T9. how long will take to heal and anything else i need to know. this was also a week spot in my back as i have back problems and nerve injuries to begin with. thank you.also what does this mean break crack or what?
Fri, 20 Jan 2012
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If it is a mild crack in the vertebrae or spinal bones, they usually heal with proper immobilisation of the part. Probably a brace. If the crack is large the Doctors would have operated long ago. You may wait for 6-8 weeks for healing but do as your Orthopaedician says. Get his opinion on the treatment in your case.
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