|MadSci Network: Medicine|
There is no exact time period for recovery of an injury, but generally it is felt that less than a year. Some muscle injuries even less time. Think about a broken ankle, and casting. This may immobilize the ankle and lower leg for months, but usually with exercise and physical therapy there is no long lasting effect. With lenghtier inactivity the muscles may develop contractures, where even with physical therapy the muscles have shortened up and can no longer worklike the time prior to the injury.
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