A 46-year-old member asked:
how long for pinky bone to heal?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 22 years experience
4-6 weeks: Bones of the fingers and toes usually take 4-6 weeks to heal depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the fracture, and the location of the injury.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
I broke my pinky metacarpal bone. What is the easiest and cheapest thing I can do to fix this?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Depends on break: Needs evaluation, xray to see if displaced fracture or not (don't want nerve, blood vessel damage, not too mention deformity or poor function/pain after healing). Cast or splint. Healing generally in about 6 weeks. Displaced fractures sometimes need surgery to repair.
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Last updated May 31, 2015
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