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How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Typically 6 weeks: Most routine wrist fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Unfortunately certain fractures like scaphoid fractures can take 2-3 months or more to heal due to the tenuous blood suppply of the bone.

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How long will a broken bone take to heal?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Small bones usually take around 6 weeks while large bones like the thigh bone can take months, and months to heal even in perfectly healthy people.
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A 17-year-old female asked about a member:

How long does it takes to recover a broken bone?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
A fracture in adults: Varies in what one would consider " recovery" based upon location , mechanism of injury , the nature of the fracture, soft tissue , associated injury, general health, associated conditions and many many factors. Average time for a nondisplaced fracture in a healthy adult is 6-8 weeks but full bone strength will be longer. There are times fractures r moved "early"when stable even if not healed.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does it usually take for a broken bone to heal?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
6-12 weeks: Most fractures of the the foot ankle hand wrist and forearm heal in 6-8 weeks . Fracture of the tibia femur and humerus may take up to 10-12 weeks (longer in some cases).
A 40-year-old member asked:

Approximately how long until a broken bone fully heals?

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Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Depends: A bone heals based on the location and type of fracture, as well as which specific bone and type of treatment. It can vary from a few weeks to many months.

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