A 25-year-old male asked:
I broke my fifth metacapel no surgery or setting required but i am a smoker how much of a recovery time am i looking at until it heals?
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Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Longer: Most heal just fine in 4-6 weeks but smoking increases the time sometimes significantly. Some times bones don't heal at all due to smoking. Good time to quit.
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