A 40-year-old member asked:
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can someone tell me how long will it take for a broken finger to heal?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
4-6 weeks: All things being equal, the bone shold heal in 4-6 weeks. If it is a complicated fracture, infected, or if other issues, it may take longer. Discuss with your orthopedist or hand surgeon.
Answered on Feb 11, 2013
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
8-14 weeks: 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 Jan 20, 2019
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Dr. Charles Davant
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Dr. Robert Coats II
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