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How can a broken finger heal?

How can a broken finger heal?

Immobilize: In an uncomplicated finger fracture, healing only requires immobilizing the fingerr (with a finger splint) for 4-6 weeks.

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Finger Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a break in the normal continuity of the cortex of the bone; it is described as a finger fracture when it involves the digits ...Read more


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When will a broken finger typically heal?

When will a broken finger typically heal?

6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Finger fractures, although may sound unimportant, can lead to deformity and pain if not properly evaluated and treated. Be sure to see your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results.

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How long will a broken finger take to heal?

How long will a broken finger take to heal?

4-6 weeks: Depends on the location and type of fracture. Some will require surgery.

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How long does it take to heal broken finger?

About 3-6 weeks: Most fractures heal within 6 wks. The hand has a great blood supply and may heal faster. Typically, the finger needs to be immobilized during the healing process. Stiffness may occur after fracture immobilization and therapy may be needed.

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How long will it take a broken finger to heal?

How long will it take a broken finger to heal?

Depends: Time to heal will depend on a few factors - such as presence of dislocation or not, presence of joint involvement or not. An uncomplicated finger fracture will take 3-5 weeks to heal.

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How long does it take a broken finger to heal?

6 -8 weeks: Finger fractures can take 6-8 weeks to heal but can be stiff and sore for many months.

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How much time will my broken finger take to heal?

Depends on type: Typically 4 to 6 weeks for initial interval healing at fracture site allowing mobilization and limited use after that time frame. Factors include type of fracture, open or closed reduction, and other medical problems. Smoking and anti-inflammatories adversely effect rate of healing

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How long does it take for a broken finger to heal?

It depend what kind: Fracture you have it take from 6-12 weeks.

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On average, how long will a broken finger take to heal?

On average, how long will a broken finger take to heal?

Finger fracture: Can heal quickly but there are many structures in the hand that combine to give function. Adjacent joints may be slightly arthritiic and be inflamed, tendons and ligaments can be stiff or tight, skin can stay swollen, joints can be inflamed. Muscles can be weak from injury or disuse. Pain in some degree can be from even a slight subtle change in mechanics. Handtherapy can help at times. Times vary.

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Broken finger heal time. How long does it normally take?

Broken finger heal time. How long does it normally take?

Varies: A non displaced fracture in a child may tame a few weeks. A displaced fracture may take longer. A significant fractr in an adult may take many months. Fingers often feel stiff and sore for a long time after they heal.

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What can I do for a broken finger that did not heal right?

Depends: A fracture that does not heal sometimes needs more time in a cast. However, if it is painful or crooked, surgery may be necessary to reset the fracture.

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Approximately how long does it take for a broken finger to heal?

Approximately how long does it take for a broken finger to heal?

About 8 weeks: Faster if you are younger, slower if you are older. The finger will show loss of bone density after 8 weeks of inactivity and will take months to reach maximal strength.

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for a broken finger to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will it take for a broken finger to heal?

4-6 weeks: All things being equal, the bone shold heal in 4-6 weeks. If it is a complicated fracture, infected, or if other issues, it may take longer. Discuss with your orthopedist or hand surgeon.

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What can I do if my broken finger healed, but it still looks twisted what should I do?

What can I do if my broken finger healed, but it still looks twisted what should I do?

Stiff fingers: Can appear to be "off: or twisted as the fingers that flex last to the palm are blocked by the others, but if the finger is truly twisted, the source can be in the shaft of a bone, at the joint level or can jsut look that way form a slight bit of residual swelling. Best to speak to the treating provider to assess if there is a true rotation and more important if it needs treatment.

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How long does it usually take to heal a broken finger if you're healthy and 26 years old?

How long does it usually take to heal a broken finger if you're healthy and 26 years old?

Clinical union 4-6 w: Ical union is achieved in 4 to 6 weeks, but the x rays may not show complete healing for months.

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Around it but I like to know how long a broken finger takes to heal in a 10 year old?

Around it but I like to know how long a broken finger takes to heal in a 10 year old?

Broken Finger: For a broken finger to heal, it only takes 2-3 weeks compared to fracture of a big bone which is 6 weeks.

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How long does it take for a broken finger bone to heal?

How long does it take for a broken finger bone to heal?

Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated.

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What will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

What will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

Depends: Non-displaced fractures can be immobilized with a splint or cast. Displaced fractures may need to be reduced or surgically fixed. Sometimes we use plates and screws, other times pins are used. Fractures involving the joint usually require fixation.

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How can I fix my broken finger?

How can I fix my broken finger?

Xray and MD.: Proper diagnosis and treatment (splint, tape, or possible surgery) may be necessary for best long-term outcome. Self-diagnosis and non-treatment often leads to permanent loss of function and later arthritis problems in the damaged digit. The person who treats themself has a fool for a patient.

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