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A 47-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for a broken bone in your hand to recover?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
A fracture in adults: Varies in what one would consider recovery based upon location , mechanism of injury , the nature of the fracture, soft tissue , associated injury, general health, associated conditions and many many factors. Average time for a nondisplaced fracture in a healthy adult is 6-8 weeks but full bone strength will be longer. There are times fractures r moved when stable even if not healed fully.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a broken bone in my hand to heal?

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Dr. Craig Miller
26 years experience
4-6 weeks: 4-6 weeks until use for activities of daily living without cast or brace. Up to 12 weeks until contact sports or heavy weight bearing or labor allowed.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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