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How long does it take for a broken hand to recover

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
It varies...: Recovery from a broken hand depends on many factors: severity and location of the fracture, compliance with the prescribed form of immobilization (cas ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: The kind fo fracture and injury makes the difference between an easy reocovery and one more protracted.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
6-8 weeks: Is a typical bone healing time but for fractures that need reduction and or surgery while the bone is mechanically healed after 6-8 weeks i always tel ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Fractures usually take 6-8 weeks to heal, although proper immobilization, genetics, use of tobacco, nutritional status and environmental factors can c ... Read More
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Dr. Kent Chou
Dr. Kent Chou answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends. : Most fractures take between 6 to 8 weeks to heal. They may be healed enough to allow for movement much sooner, however, and may continue to remodel fo ... Read More
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
4-6 weeks: Bones in the hand and fingers usually heal enough to resume motion and strengthening in 4-6 weeks. The bone will continue to heal and strengthen for a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, 6 weeks: Most fractures are healed by 6 weeks and you should be able to resume normal activities soon thereafter. Most fractures need to be stabilized with a c ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Depending on the bone it may take weeks to months.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 weeks: Fractures usually take about six weeks to heal. Even after the fracture is healed, patients - kids included - tend to favor the injured extremity for ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Hand fractures can lead to deformity and pain; be sure to get it properly eval ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Hauck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
6-8 weeks: Depends on several factors including the location, patient's age, smoking, and others.
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