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How long does it take for a wrist fracture to heal

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
19 years experience Hand Surgery
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 ... Read More
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
6 weeks: Most fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Some may take longer based on your calcium and vitamin d levels, severity of the fracture, and motion at the fra ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
5-6 weeks: I hope you mean undisplaced fracture.
A 33-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
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Dr. Milan Sen
Dr. Milan Sen answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8-12 weeks: The time it takes for a fracture to heal varies depending on a persons age and health. 12 weeks is a good estimate for the wrist. In someone your age, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
4-5 wks: Ask yoru doctor or orthopedic surgeon.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on Age: That depends on the age of the person. Generally, the answer is about 8 weeks. Less for children. More for older patients.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Wrist fractures: Can heal bar ably depending upon which bone , how severe the injury and the health, age and associated condition of the region. A scaphoid can take 2- ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clayton Peimer
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
About 8 weeks...: Most "wrist fractures" involve a break of both of the forearm bones at the wrist; usually only one of the two (the radius bone) is serious, however, a ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
4-6 weeks: If the fracture is fully healed i would suggest waiting about 4-6 weeks before resuming sports to allow for the stresses to respond and allow the sc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
10-12 weeks: Most fractures of the forearm and wrist heal in about 6-8 weeks. It will likely be at least a month after that before weight lifting would be recommen ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
4-8 weeks: Most wrist fractures heal within 4-8 weeks, depending on the severity of the fracture and the treatment received.
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