How long does it take for a bone fracture to heal?

Each person’s healing process is different and depends on the location of the fracture and how severe it is, as well as the patient’s age and nutritional status. For example, a fractured leg will take much longer to heal than a fractured finger. Generally, younger people heal more quickly than older people. Proper nutrition also plays a role. The average healing process takes anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 02/07/2017.


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