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How long can it take to fully recover from a badly sprained thumb?

How long can it take to fully recover from a badly sprained thumb?

Depends: Classic ligaments sprains are graded mild, moderate and severe suggesting healing in 2-4 wks, 4-6 wks, and 2-3 months. Nonetheless there might be a fracture or ligament instability that might not heal. It should be checked. ...Read more

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What happens when you leave a broken ankle untreated? Will it heal by itself?

What happens when you leave a broken ankle untreated? Will it heal by itself?

Painful ankle: The outcome of a broken ankle depends on the severity of the fracture and displacement of the ankle joint. A simple nondisplaced fracture may heal without any treatment but many other fractures required immobilization or surgery to prevent further pain, deformity, and arthritis. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from broken toe or a cut on your toe?

How long does it take to recover from broken toe or a cut on your toe?

See below: A cut should heal in a couple of day depending on the depth. A broken toe will take about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How can you quickly heal a bruised ankle?

How can you quickly heal a bruised ankle?

Bruised Ankle: To quickly heal a brusied ankle, use the r.I.C.E pneumatic: rest, ice, compression and elevation. I would also take an anti inflammatory to reduce the swelling even further. ...Read more

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How long can I leave a broken tooth in my mouth before it gets risky?

How long can I leave a broken tooth in my mouth before it gets risky?

See your dentist: Better to get it fixed soon. A simple filling may be all that is necessary. Left untreated the cavity could get deeper necessitating a root canal and crown or extraction, which would cost a lot more. ...Read more

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For how long can mallet finger go untreated before it becomes a permanent deformity?

For how long can mallet finger go untreated before it becomes a permanent deformity?

Treatment: Treatment is simple and should be initiated as soon as possible. It consists of constant! splinting at 0 degrees of the distal inter-phalengeal joint for 6 weeks. Followed by night time splinting for 2 more weeks. While delayed treatment can be successful best results occur with immediate care. Success of splinting is > 90% if initiated quickly following injury. ...Read more

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How can you heal a broken thumb?

How can you heal a broken thumb?

Splint: Either you splint it or have it fixed. It heales in 3-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long can you go with a lacerated spleen?

How long can you go with a lacerated spleen?

Depends: You can bleed to death into your peritoneal cavity in a few minutes, or the spleen can self-repair. If you're not in considerable pain and your vital signs are stable, trust your surgeon if he/she has decided to watch you. ...Read more

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What to do if you leave a small hand fracture untreated and it got worse?

What to do if you leave a small hand fracture untreated and it got worse?

Could be a number of: Things. Often trauma such as frxs in the hand can lead to arthritis in the joint and cause pain later on. If it has not healed and the fracture remains open or getting worse, you will need either longer immobilization or possibly surgery, depending on where and how bad the break is. ...Read more

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How long does a damaged tendon take to heal in your foot?

How long does a damaged tendon take to heal in your foot?

6+weeks: It depends on the tendon and how its treated. Figure 6 weeks with good care, immobilization followed by light stretching and rom. If it is the achilles tendon that requires professional care and perhaps surgery if the tendon is completely torn. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hand injury?

How long does it take to recover from a hand injury?

Depends: This is a question that needs limits. Depends on the type of injury, the extent of the injury and treatments given. The hand is one of the most complex parts of the body. Injury can be minimal to severe. If joints are involved, tendons involved and nerves and vessels involved, it could take months to years to recover. Simple injuries anywhere from a few days to a week or so. ...Read more

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How long can you leave a tampon in?

How long can you leave a tampon in?

4-6 hours: In order to prevent the accumulation of blood in the vagina and possible infection (toxic shock syndrome), it is advised not to leave it in for 4-6 hours max at a time, or less. ...Read more

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How can you heal a sprained finger?

How can you heal a sprained finger?

Many things to do. : A sprained finger usually responds well to rest and splinting. Additionally, anti inflammatory medications and ice can also help. If the pain persists, see your family doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you heal a fractured hand?

How can you heal a fractured hand?

Depends: There are different bones in the hand. The proper treatment depends on the location of the fracture, which bone is fractured, the displacement or angulation or rotation of the fractured bone. Treatment options include buddy taping, splinting, casting, surgery. ...Read more

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How long can you leave a gum abscess before it gets serious?

How long can you leave a gum abscess before it gets serious?

No timetable: If your gums are abscessed, it already means its serious. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a severly sprained ankle be swollen?

Can someone tell me how long will a severly sprained ankle be swollen?

Swelling: How long depends on a number of factors. How bad was injury, are you staying off it, are you using ice and compression plus elevation. If persists get it checked. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a lacerated liver from a car acccident?

How long does it take to heal a lacerated liver from a car acccident?

It's fast: Whether or not you needed surgery, these usually heal magnificently in a few weeks. And the liver itself usually continues to function nicely despite the nasty tear. It's your toughest organ. Wishing you a great recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

6-8 weeks: If known to be only bruised, function usually returns in 6-8 weeks. If partially or totally cut or crushed, surgical repair may be necessary. ...Read more

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How much can it effect you to live with a dislocated elbow?

How much can it effect you to live with a dislocated elbow?

Dislocated Elbow: It leads to instability and loss of motion. Also it can be painful and affect lifting. If it is not reduced within few days the tissues and ligaments start shrinking and gradually make it harder to put it back. ...Read more