A 33-year-old member asked:
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how can a broken finger heal?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Immobilize: In an uncomplicated finger fracture, healing only requires immobilizing the fingerr (with a finger splint) for 4-6 weeks.
Answered on Apr 26, 2017
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Boney union 8-14wks: A broken finger takes time for the bones to mend which is typically slower than other parts of the body due to the small bone size, blood supply and movement and instability. Whereas many bones form a union within 6-8 weeks, the finger bones may take anywhere from 8-14 weeks.
Answered on Apr 1, 2019

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