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how long does it take for a broken finger to heal?

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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.
Answered on Sep 4, 2014
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Finger fractures: heal generallly in the same time frame as any fracture in that the bone heals in 6-8 weeks. Associated issue may be one by then or persist depending upon the severity of the injury. WE often use the word "heal' to mean symptom free. That time frame may be 3 weeks to 4 months deepening upon the nature of the finger fracture . But the most general answer l 6-8 weeks. That does not mean disability!
Answered on Mar 2, 2018
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: Most finger fractures heal by 6/8 weeks.
Answered on Oct 4, 2014

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