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What can I do for a broken finger that did not heal right

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: A fracture that does not heal sometimes needs more time in a cast. However, if it is painful or crooked, surgery may be necessary to reset the fractur ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Depends: A simple fracture maybe a week with splinting. A fragmented break may take several weeks with surgery. Depends again on the type of break.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend what kind : Fracture you have it take from 6-12 weeks.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
About 8 weeks: Faster if you are younger, slower if you are older. The finger will show loss of bone density after 8 weeks of inactivity and will take months to rea ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
4-6 weeks: All things being equal, the bone shold heal in 4-6 weeks. If it is a complicated fracture, infected, or if other issues, it may take longer. Discuss ... Read More
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A 49-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Immobilize: In an uncomplicated finger fracture, healing only requires immobilizing the fingerr (with a finger splint) for 4-6 weeks.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Broken finger: Depends on how bad the fracture is, whether in is into a joint, or did it pierce the skin or whether there are any complications such as infection.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4-6 weeks: Depends on the location and type of fracture. Some will require surgery.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
About 3-6 weeks: Most fractures heal within 6 wks. The hand has a great blood supply and may heal faster. Typically, the finger needs to be immobilized during the heal ... Read More

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