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when can i lift weight after a broken thumb

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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Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Broken thumb: Depends on the specifics, but typically bone healing under good conditions will happen within 6 to 8 weeks. Then there is the question of getting reas ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many ways: It depends on the type of thumb fracture that you have. Some require immobilization only, others are best served with fixation with pins or plates and ... Read More
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Dr. Victor Khabie
30 years experience Sports Medicine
Cast or surgery: If the bone has not shifted, a cast will suffice. Otherwise surgery is needed to put the bones back and pins or screws to hold them together.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Difficult: Certain finger and toe fractures can be treated with taping. The taping is usually done from one finger to the next. This cannot be done with the thum ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Thumb: While i agree that many thumb fractures are best treated in a cast or splint, there are times when tape is used. After the initial healing has taken p ... Read More
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on fracture : The treatment of a thumb fracture depends on the fracture type. Some require surgery, some do not. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Painful: Broke bones in the fingers/thumb are usually swollen and painful.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Thst depends on how bad the break is. If a bone is just chipped in a small area or even have an avulsed or torn tendon, the bone may look normal but j ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Brcause of the importance of the thumb in the use of the hand, thumb fractures should be evaluated by your doctor to give you the best chance of a ful ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Dr. W. Batson answered
44 years experience Hand Surgery
Maybe: Many times yes but at other times no. All frctures are different therefore the treatment also varies a lot.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Thumb spica: First off, you need to be seen. Your provider will ensure there are no complicating factors, such as dislocation or joint involvement that may need to ... Read More

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