A 33-year-old female asked:
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mother cracked a bone in her wrist. docs didn't tell her how long it may take to heal. can you give a ballpark idea?

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Dr. Toni Lin
Dr. Toni Lin answered
Specializes in Hand Surgery
6-8 weeks: 6 to 8 weeks is the safe estimate, but can be affected by other factors like osteoporosis, medications, and the bone that is broken. For example, the scaphoid bone of the wrist tends to heal more slowly . Good luck!
Answered on May 8, 2018
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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
6-8 weeks: It depends on what exactly was broken and how bad. 6-8 weeks is ballpark.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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