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How Long Does It Take Broken Fingers To Heal
6-8 weeks: Most finger fractures heal by 6/8 weeks. ...Read more
It depend what kind: Fracture you have it take from 6-12 weeks. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Cut the tip of my pointer finger off 8weeks ago. How long does it take to heal? How long will it be sensitive.
Maximize healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Is it a sucessful operation when a finger is reattached on a child aged 3 years and how long does it take to heal?
See below: The finger skin should heal fairly quickly, as should the vascular supply (blood) if the ligaments and tendons were hooked up the finger should move normally fairly quickly. The nerves are notoriously slow at growing back into place. There may always be some sensory loss here. Your surgeon can give you the best estimates. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: It takes the fracture 4-6 weeks to heal and it may take several more weeks for the swelling and stiffness to subside. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Months: Tendons take roughly 3-4 weeks for the initial stages of healing, the swelling takes a few more weeks to subside and the rehab for finger motion at the joints may take several more weeks. It roughly takes months for recovery. Good luck. ...Read more
I have been told I have a grade 1 tear of the ligament of the right index finger, how long does it take to heal?
Varies.: Typically a grade 1 means there is pain with minimal injury to the ligament. If there is an actual tear, the grade goes up to a grade 2 or 3. Healing varies per person. When there is full range of motion, no swelling, and equal strength compared to your opposite hand, then it is safe to return to sports. ...Read more
How long does it take for a pinched nerve to heal? I'm having pain in shoulder and down to the fingers. Also hurts on the back of my shoulder
Variable: If you go to a doctor for an injection in the trigger point possible last hour m ...Read more
I injured my ring finger on my right right hand two weeks ago. I suspected that it’s broken, so I put on a splinter. How long does it take to heal?
Open & close ok?: One of the key things we are concerned with is whether your fingers remain in alignment when you open and close your fist (rotational deformity). If they do not you may need a procedure to straighten them, otherwise you may end up with a permanent disability. If you think the alignment is ok then you should expect it to have healed in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
How long does it take for a finger to heal? I can move it and everything, but they got it to a cast in my forearm. I had the cast for about two weeks.
Finger injury: It depends upon boney or soft tissue injury, displacement, severity, tendon tearing, etc. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. May be 3-6 weeks. ...Read more
Good day. How long does it take for a fractured finger to heal? Is it necessary and important for me to go see a doctor again and maybe to take x-ray's again?
Time is on your side: Without knowing the details of the fracture, it is impossible to determine the healing time. An uncomplicated fracture could heal in as little as six weeks but some could take much longer. Follow up visits and x-rays are, in part, protect you from potential complications of the injury. ...Read more
It depends on: The extent of the damage. Was anything fractured? Were there any severe lacerations? Please re-submit with more info. ...Read more
Depends: Healing of a cut will depend on the length and depth of the wound. It will also depend on if there were sutures placed or not. Infections of a wound can also delay healing. Wound location can be important because certain areas of the body heal faster or slower than others. Smoking and other chronic health conditions can also play a role in healing time. All the best! ...Read more
Long time: A jammed finger is a significant injury to a small joint. They are almost dislocations with partial tearing of ligaments and swelling of the joint. They can take 6-12 months to heal. They usually feel a lot better in a few weeks, but can remain swollen for a long time. If you have not regained full motion by 4-6 weeks, you should see a hand surgeon or hand therapist. ...Read more
Depends: Finger swelling can persist for months depending on the type and severity of the injury. Once the injury (fracture, tendon laceration, etc.) is repaired and fully healed, be sure to use your hands/fingers as much as you can tolerate and a little beyond that. Lack of use will cause the swelling to persist even longer. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See: Orthopedic hand surgeon. Sprains generally take less time to heal and you may be making it worse if using it. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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