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Broken Finger Healed Wrong
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.See 1 more doctor answer
6-8 weeks: Most finger fractures heal by 6/8 weeks.See 2 more doctor answers
It depend what kind: Fracture you have it take from 6-12 weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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