A 34-year-old female asked:
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how long does it take for a hairline fracture at the base of the 5th metacarpal to heal and what is the treatment?

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Dr. DAVID HESTER
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually 4-6 weeks: Assuming that the fracture is in good alignment and there is little displacement, it can be treated in a splint or cast. It should be pain free within 4-6 weeks.
Answered on Jun 12, 2014
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Kudler
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6 weeks: It generally takes about 6 weeks for a metacarpal hairline fracture to heal when casted.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
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4-6 weeks: usually 4-6 weeks with splinting
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Metacarpals: 1 1/2 months is a long time - it should have healed. You may need to see a hand surgeon and he may do a pinning.
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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
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Fracture care: Oblique, non-displaced fractures of long bones can be treated conservatively and heal wonderfully. You will have it re-evaluated clinically and with ... Read More

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