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Q. How long will a thyroid cartilage fracture line take to disappear?

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Dr. Chitrangada
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This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 11, 2019

Hello doctor,

How long would the thyroid cartilage fracture line take to disappear, if it is not calcified in a younger patient?

Dr. Chitrangada

Radiodiagnosis Radiology
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Fracture healing at all ages normally takes six weeks. So we can follow up after six weeks to see if the fracture has healed.


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Thank you doctor,

Does not the cartilage take longer to heal than a bone?

Dr. Chitrangada

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Cartilage healing takes longer only in the setting of repetitive trauma otherwise, the healing process remains the same and takes the same duration.


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