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How long does a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

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Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shinanswered
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
6 weeks: It usually takes a hand fracture 6-8 weeks to heal and another 4 weeks for bones to remodel and regain their native strength. However, exercises can be started as early as 3-4 weeks following an injury to maintain hand flexibility.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: Hand fractures can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to heal. This depends on your age (we heal faster when we are young), and the location and severity of the fracture.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can someone tell me how long will a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Typically : An adult takes 6-8 weeks for a bone to heal. Often for a nondisplaced finger fracture after three weeks one can begin range of motion if pain is minimal even tho it is not fully healed. Wrist fractures take longer generally. These are just loose recommendations as treatment needs to be monitored and supervised.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How to tell if i fractured a bone in my hand?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Pain swelling : Pain swelling discoloration, deformity are all signs that a fracture may be present. X-rays are a generally accepted way of confirmation.

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