Bones usually take 6-8 weeks to heal. For patients who sustain a fracture or have surgery where the bones were cut with internal fixation placed, weight bearing may need to be protected or avoided. Dr. Hoy will advise. After a month there may not be any pain and the weight bearing restrictions may not seem to make sense, but it is important to wait until it is fully healed to avoid injury. For more information, please click this link.