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I knwo the bone usually heals in around 6weeks but for 70yo

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JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: i knwo the bone usually heals in around 6weeks but for 70yo woman who had humerus fracture how long doe is usually take thank you
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: not really its for my mom.. her othopedist at 7 weeks said that bone is healing but not healed yet... and she is conncerned now...
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Does she had any other known medical illness?

Is she having any pain now?

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Thank you.

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Dr.Josh

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no illnesses, no pain
she just started to worry that 7 weeks and not healed yet
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for the quick reply.

Please wait for the detailed answer that I am going to post it in a moment

Thank you.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for being online. I am almost done with my typing Please stay here,I am about to post the answer.

Thank you.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
ok thank you
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

Yes,there is delayed healing in elderly people due to various causes.

By six weeks the healing bone tissue (callus) bridging across the fracture site is mature enough to be seen on x-ray and has about 50% of its eventual strength.

The union is expected at 6-8 weeks.

This bridging callus is not as strong as normal bone but is a good sign that the bone is healing.

As we age, our bodies ability to heal fractures is compromised.Lack of certain nutrients such as low protein diets ,low phosphorus & low calcium or vitamin D level also hinders the needs of new bone formation.

So bot***** *****ne is that there is nothing to worry.It usually take 6-8 weeks in elderly people for healing process. I advise her to please have patience & wait for another 1 week for complete healing.

Thank you.

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

Dear customer

Do you have any other follow up question?

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

Dear customer

If you still have any questions regarding fracture healing or any other question,please let me know..I am happy to address your follow-up questions.

I am online & I am waiting for your reply.

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Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

Hi,

Just checking in to see if you have any questions regarding fracture healing of your mother?

Do you need further assistance?Is there anything else that you would like to know?

I am online & is waiting for your reply.

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Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

Dear customer

I have seen that you have not rated my answer so far.Please leave positive rating above the chat box. However if you still have any questions,please let me know..I am happy to address your follow-up questions.Please do not forget to leave positive rating (3 or more stars).

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