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How long does a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

How long does a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Depends: Hand fractures can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to heal. This depends on your age (we heal faster when we are young), and the location and severity of the fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Can someone tell me how long will a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Typically : An adult takes 6-8 weeks for a bone to heal. Often for a nondisplaced finger fracture after three weeks one can begin range of motion if pain is minimal even tho it is not fully healed. Wrist fractures take longer generally. These are just loose recommendations as treatment needs to be monitored and supervised. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I had a minor fracture on the bone connecting my hand to my elbow. How long will it take to heal?

I had a minor fracture on the bone connecting my hand to my elbow. How long will it take to heal?

About 6 weeks: It may take about 6-8 weeks but certain limited activities may be permitted under the supervision of your surgeon and therapist may be permitted. However certain bones, namely the scaphoid, are notorious for their unusual blood supply and do not always heal predictably. Therefore close follow up by your physician is essential. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

Typically 6 weeks: Most routine wrist fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Unfortunately certain fractures like scaphoid fractures can take 2-3 months or more to heal due to the tenuous blood suppply of the bone. ...Read more

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How long DES it take to heal bone fracture in 81 year old after surgery (big toe fracture and wrist dislocation)?

6-8 weeks: Bone fractures are generally healed completely in 6-8 weeks. It is safe to say there is some degree of osteoporosis in a 81 year old but this is a general rule. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can a bone not heal right, if it did fracture (a bone in my hand)?

Can a bone not heal right, if it did fracture (a bone in my hand)?

Yes: Small bones of wrist ( carpal bones ) will not heal as the blood supply to distal part is cut of, see hand surgeon, or ortho surgeon who treat hand injuries. ...Read more

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Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another ?

Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another ?

Potentially : Yes, there are certainly cases where ligament injuries can completely heal non surgically, and others not. It really depends more on the specific injury. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Is it ok if i take 500iu of vitamin d and 600 calcium cabonate? Because after a week I have taken it my bone and wrist was very hurt like fracture.

Is it ok if i take 500iu of vitamin d and 600 calcium cabonate? Because after a week I have taken it my bone and wrist was very hurt like fracture.

JumpingToConclusions: Compared to the fantastic complexity of the vehicle (body) we are driving, 2 molecules, cholecalciferol ; calcium carbonate, are definitely not in charge but only a tool (vitamin) ; building block which our bodies can/may use over time with whatever outcomes. Primary body control is within, not from just a few molecules from without, even after ingested. ...Read more

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How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

Variable: There are many variables to consider: how old is the patient, does the patient smoke, where is the fracture located in the scaphoid bone, treated with a cast or surgery. More information is needed to give a direct answer. ...Read more

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How much time it will take to recover frm feumeur bone fracture? Nail is inserted on 3rd jan. Knee is getting swelled all the time

How much time it will take to recover frm feumeur bone fracture? Nail is inserted on 3rd jan. Knee is getting swelled all the time

Fracture healing: Almost all fractures take at least 8 weeks to heal but can take longer depending on your physical condition and any other medical problems you may have. Following your surgeons advice as to when to walk on it and maintaining a proper diet with calcium and vitamin d intake are critical to good healing. ...Read more

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I got hit in the outer left wrist with a 90 mph fastball no fracture it could be a bone bruise. How long should I wait until returning to baseball?

I got hit in the outer left wrist  with a 90 mph fastball no fracture it could be a bone bruise. How long should I wait until returning to baseball?

Gradual return...: Work your way back into baseball as your swelling/ pain decreases &you regain full motion/ strength. You may also expect that returning to certain activities may be more difficult than others. Part of this will be based on whether you have injured your dominant/ non-dominant wrist & your position. With any persistent symptoms consider additional imaging, such as an mri, to r/o soft tissue inj. ...Read more

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Finger avulsion, nail bed intact. Distal finger pad tore off, no tendon exposed, no bone fracture. Full movement, Tx options full thickness graft, leave to heal on own, or amputate proximal to nail bed. Risks and recommendations.

Avoid amputation: If you have adequate soft tissue over the bone and tendon, there would be no reason to amputate. A tip without graft will usually gradually fill in, but graft can get quicker coverage. A general rule of thumb is that if area is less than 1 cm in diameter graft not much benefit, if it is quite a bit larger than that then placing a graft on is a consideration. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more