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A 24-year-old member asked:

When will a broken finger typically heal?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Broken finger: Depends on how bad the fracture is, whether in is into a joint, or did it pierce the skin or whether there are any complications such as infection.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Finger fractures, although may sound unimportant, can lead to deformity and pain if not properly evaluated and treated. Be sure to see your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long will it take a broken finger to heal?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 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 Surgery 29 years experience
4-6 weeks: Depends on the location and type of fracture. Some will require surgery.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How much time will my broken finger take to heal?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Depends on type: Typically 4 to 6 weeks for initial interval healing at fracture site allowing mobilization and limited use after that time frame. Factors include type of fracture, open or closed reduction, and other medical problems. Smoking and anti-inflammatories adversely effect rate of healing
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can a broken finger heal?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Immobilize: In an uncomplicated finger fracture, healing only requires immobilizing the fingerr (with a finger splint) for 4-6 weeks.
A 47-year-old member asked:

On average, how long will a broken finger take to heal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Finger fracture: Can heal quickly but there are many structures in the hand that combine to give function. Adjacent joints may be slightly arthritiic and be inflamed, tendons and ligaments can be stiff or tight, skin can stay swollen, joints can be inflamed.Muscles can be weak from injury or disuse.Pain in some degree can be from even a slight subtle change in mechanics.Handtherapy can help at times. Times vary.

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