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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Broken hand bones: For simple uncomplicated fractures in fingers or the metacarpals ( long bones) take 6-8 weeks to heal, however some wrist bones such as the scaphoid and others may take longer as the blood supply in these is not as straightforward. Open fractures and higher energy injuries may take longer. The quality of the soft tisse and nerve supply and circulation in an injury zone may lengthen healing times.
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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 33-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have a broken bone in my hand?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
An x ray: An x ray is the only certain way to know.
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