A 31-year-old member asked:
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how long will a broken finger take to heal?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4-6 weeks: Depends on the location and type of fracture. Some will require surgery.
Answered on Apr 2, 2020
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
2-3 months: Finger bones take anywhere from 8-14 weeks to heal when compared to most per long nines which typically take 6-8 weeks. Thismismdue to the size, instability and blood supply to these delicate little bones.
Answered on Dec 23, 2018

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Dr. David Tuckman
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6 -8 weeks: Finger fractures can take 6-8 weeks to heal but can be stiff and sore for many months.

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