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A 33-year-old member asked:

For how long does my broken finger have to recover before i can take up boxing?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
6-12 weeks: It takes about 6 weeks for most fractures to heal. In the case of a finger, i would expect the fracture to be healed @ 6 weeks. However, it will likely be stiff and sore. Expect an additional 6 weeks before going back to boxing. Wait until you are pain free. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does my broken finger have to recover before I can resume boxing again?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
When there is no pai: Healing rate varies somewhat among people but generally slower as we get older. Often a simple fracture needs a about 6-8 wks to heal. If you still have pain, i would not push it. If the pain is gone and you have no deformity, you are probably ok to box again. A safe bet is lsiten to your body and follow up with your orthopedic surgeon! good luck.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Approximately how long does it take for a broken finger to heal?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
About 8 weeks: Faster if you are younger, slower if you are older. The finger will show loss of bone density after 8 weeks of inactivity and will take months to reach maximal strength.
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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 39-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to heal broken finger?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
About 3-6 weeks: Most fractures heal within 6 wks. The hand has a great blood supply and may heal faster. Typically, the finger needs to be immobilized during the healing process. Stiffness may occur after fracture immobilization and therapy may be needed.

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