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A 39-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to heal broken finger?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
About 3-6 weeks: Most fractures heal within 6 wks. The hand has a great blood supply and may heal faster. Typically, the finger needs to be immobilized during the healing process. Stiffness may occur after fracture immobilization and therapy may be needed.

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A 27-year-old female asked:

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

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 20 years experience
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.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can a broken finger heal?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Immobilize: In an uncomplicated finger fracture, healing only requires immobilizing the fingerr (with a finger splint) for 4-6 weeks.
A 35-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
About 8 weeks: Faster if you are younger, slower if you are older. The finger will show loss of bone density after 8 weeks of inactivity and will take months to reach maximal strength.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long will it take a broken finger to heal?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: Time to heal will depend on a few factors - such as presence of dislocation or not, presence of joint involvement or not. An uncomplicated finger fracture will take 3-5 weeks to heal.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long will a broken finger take to heal?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
4-6 weeks: Depends on the location and type of fracture. Some will require surgery.

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