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How Long Does It Take For A Hand Injury To Heal
It varies...: Recovery from a broken hand depends on many factors: severity and location of the fracture, compliance with the prescribed form of immobilization (cast, splint), age of the patient and other negative healing factors such as the presence of diabetes or smoking. Metacarpal fractures are the most common type of hand fracture, and most heal in about 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This is a question that needs limits. Depends on the type of injury, the extent of the injury and treatments given. The hand is one of the most complex parts of the body. Injury can be minimal to severe. If joints are involved, tendons involved and nerves and vessels involved, it could take months to years to recover. Simple injuries anywhere from a few days to a week or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on what caused the soreness. Inflammatory issues such as tendinitis & bursitis are unpredictable & best managed with rest, cortisone injections, & rehab exercises. A tear may never "heal" on its own depending on severity & often requires repair. A low grade partial tear may heal with rest & rehab. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
3-6 weeks: A sprain or strain of the shoulder involves injury to the tendon, muscle and bursa. This is usually self limiting and requires 3-6 weeks of healing time. Ice, nsaid's and activity modification can help with symptoms. Occasionally oral and/or injectable steroids are needed to reduce inflammation. Therapy is also an option. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: Usually 6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
8 weeks: In general, wrist fractures take about 6-8 weeks to heal. Most patients are allowed to resume full unrestricted activity after 3 months. However, not all wrist fractures are the same. More severe ones will take longer to heal, and patients with other medical conditions or who have poor bone density, may take longer as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Many variables exist when it comes to healing: age, ability to rest & allow for recovery, severity of the tendon injury, treatments employed to promote healing. A peroneal brevis tendonitis that is treated early can "heal" in a few weeks. A tear of the peroneal longus may take 6-12 months. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read more
Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: Most wrist fractures will heal in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
1-3 months: We define a bruise as some bleeding in the area of injury, followed by a healing response over 1-3 weeks. A sprain is defined as a tear of ligaments, and take 1-3 months to heal. Some will not heal, depending on location and severity. A pull is a tear in muscles or tendons, which can take 1-3 months or not at all depending on location and severity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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