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what is the healing time for hairline hand fracture?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Most fractures heal in 6 weeks. Diabetics and smokers tend to heal more slowly. It also depends on which bone is fractured. A phalanx or metacarpal fracture should heal in 6 weeks or so, but a scaphoid fracture of the wrist usually takes more on the order of 8-10 weeks to heal.
Answered on Sep 12, 2015
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
6-14 weeks: It depends on the location. Usuaally the farther out the fracture towards the finger tips, the longer it takes. Fractures in the hand can take anywhere from 6-14 weeks to heal.
Answered on Apr 30, 2017

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