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how long will it take for a broken wrist to heal

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on the bones bronke, the extent of the break the nature of the break and the treatment you have recieved and any delay you had in treatment or ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: It depend on the kind of fracture you, some take more and some take less.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
8 wks: Depends bone biologically heals 6-8 weeks if all goes well. However the xray and physical exam will determine healing.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Typically it : Takes 6-8 weeks for most . A nondisplaced hairline fracture can take less and a scaphoid can take longer. After a fracture it still may take a month o ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks for the bone: Fractures typically heal within 6 weeks, but with the wrist there can be lingering soft tissue injuries. Full recovery probably takes 3 months and may ... Read More
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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
About six weeks: Most distal radius fractures are headed enough to use after six weeks. Complete healing includes remodeling will take a year.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: Most wrist fractures will heal in 6-8 weeks.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Whiddon
22 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6 weeks: Typically it takes 6-12 weeks for the bone to heal. It depends on your overall health. If the wrist is immobilized in a cast it may be stiff for a m ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
There are many: Variations depending upon the degree and severity of the fracture but a good ballpark figure is 8 weeks to heal but i always tell people that a fract ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
4-8 weeks as : There is a wide range from a nondisplaced hairline fracture to a severely fragmented fracture . When fractures are fixed operatively we also will ofte ... Read More

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