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how long for a broken thumb bone to heal

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Dr. Brett Weinzapfel
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sounds : Sounds like you are on the right track. Keep you appointment with the hand specialist.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
If : If the injury is 15 years old and the joint is destroyed and is painful such that the pain is an issue affecting your use of the thumb then the hand ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
About six weeks: It takes about six weeks to heal, with a splint in place.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3 weeks: Small bones of the thumb take 3 weeks to heal.
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Dr. Victor Khabie
30 years experience Sports Medicine
6 weeks: But will take several more weeks for range of motion to improve after the fracture heals.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
What bone: Depends on multiple factors, what bone, location and type of fracture, joint involvement?, mode of treatment (open versus closed), as well as your gen ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Doctor's OK: This can vary with the type of fracture you have. Ask your treating surgeon for their ok before resuming anything at the gym.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Splint: Either you splint it or have it fixed. It heales in 3-6 weeks.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Approx 6 weeks: Fractures, if properly immobilized, generally heal in approximately 6 weeks.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: What part of the thumb is broken? A phalanx or metacarpal fracture in the hand will generally heal in about six weeks. Cast immobilization for about f ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Sollender
32 years experience Hand Surgery
3 weeks: A fracture on the tip of the finger wont require hardly any time to heal, and will be sore while you use your hand. On the other hand (pun intended), ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8 weeks: The fracture heals by 8 weeks but you will notice improvement up to one year.

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