A 38-year-old member asked:
what is the healing time for hairline hand fracture?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Matthew Enna answered
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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