A 46-year-old member asked:
will a finger with a hairline fracture be swollen and numb for long?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Your hands, feet, and face have a lot of sensory nerves and sensory representation on the brain. Any injury to these areas will be more noticeable for a longer period of time than injuries to other areas.
6392 viewsReviewed Dec 26, 2018
General Surgery 56 years experience
No: Should heal in a few weeks.
Most fractures even with slight displacement heal in 6 -8 weeks.
Non displaced, hairline-not bad should heal faster.
5218 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 26, 2018
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