A 37-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take for a broken hand to heal in cast?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 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 will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated.
Answered on Feb 8, 2019

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Valdez
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1 month: You may have to check with his doctor, but usually a month for simple break on a healthy kid.
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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Same as in: Healinging time is no different but you have a greater chance of the bone not healing or healing in a poor position.
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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Get checked: Go to your ortho doc, have an evaluation and x-ray. Likely not too late.
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