A 37-year-old member asked:
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how long should it take a broken pinky toe nuckle to heal?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
About 2 weeks: It depends on how big a break it is. If it is out of place may need surgery. If it is simple break, usually tolerable after 2 weeks, fully healed by one month unless you have diabetes or circulatory problem.
Answered on Sep 25, 2012
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
4-6 weeks: 4-6 weeks.
Answered on Sep 26, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
6-8 weeks is : A good time frame. Assuming there is no displacement., and following a protocol of not propulsing off the toes. A simple surgical shoe is effective in preventing propulsion of the toes. (because you don't want to bend the area where there is the fracture.
Answered on Nov 6, 2012

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