A 42-year-old member asked:
i fractured my third metacarpal. how long does a metacarpel fracture take to heal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend on the : Location of the fracture if it is in the end of the bone or in the shaft 6-12 weeks.
Answered on Mar 8, 2020
Dr. Ramsey Ellis answered
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
6-8 weeks: Time to fracture healing depends upon many factors including tobacco use, medical conditions, and the "architecture" of the fracture. However, uncomplicated fractures without associated soft tissue injuries in health people are typically healed within 6 weeks. Importantly, early mobilization of the fingers in patients with stable fractures can help to decrease stiffness and recovery time.
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
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