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How long does it take for injured soft tissue in the hand to heal?

How long does it take for injured soft tissue in the hand to heal?

It varies...: It depends on what soft tissue structure is injured. The subcutaneuous tissues (below the skin), muscles, tendons and ligaments are all soft tissues. Tendon tears usually either require surgery or heal on their own in 6-8 weeks. Contusions (bruises) usually heal in 1-2 weeks. Most ligament sprains also heal in about 6 weeks. Of course, the severity and location play big roles in healing time. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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How long does it take for an injured ligament on the hand to heal?

How long does it take for an injured ligament on the hand to heal?

Depends on severity: Ligament injuries of the hand/wrist, as with all joint injuries, are classified as "sprains." time to healing depends on the severity of injury and the joint involved. Low grade sprains heal relatively quickly, about 3-6 weeks. Higher grade sprains can take several months to heal. Some high grade sprains require a period of immobilization to heal adequately while others require surgery. ...Read more

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I injured my hand !!!! how much longer should I wait for it to heal fully ?

I injured my hand !!!! how much longer should I wait for it to heal fully ?

Injured? hand: laceration? contusion? fracture? tendonor nerve injury? what did you do. If you have had a traumatic event and don't feel as though your hand is normal then get evaluated. If you are speaking about treatment for a condition scubas a fracture or tendon or nerve them then it is very dependent upon the the, nature and severity of the injury ...Read more

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If you were to be injured deep in the wrist area downwards how long approx would it take for blood loss to render you unconscious?

If you were to be injured deep in the wrist area downwards how long approx would it take for blood loss to render you unconscious?

Impossible to say: This would depend on what structures the injury affected. If the radial and ulnar arteries were severed it could be a matter of minutes. On the other hand if major vessels were missed it might not occur at all. ...Read more

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I injured (sprained) my left wrist, elbow and shoulder 4 weeks ago by falling off my pushbike. How long do you think ignorant could take for me to be ?

I injured (sprained) my left wrist, elbow and shoulder 4 weeks ago by falling off my pushbike. How long do you think ignorant could take for me to be ?

That depends...: I assume you wonder how long the sprains last - which is typically 6-12 weeks, but could be more or less depending if you reinjure yourself due to overuse. After you heal, you will want to gradually build up your muscles with gentle range of motion stretches and exercises. ...Read more

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I injured my big toe three months ago at the gym kicking a punching bag. The toe nail is still very bruised but it doens't hurt. How much longer heals?

I injured my big toe three months ago at the gym kicking a punching bag. The toe nail is still very bruised but it doens't hurt. How much longer heals?

Bruised toenail: Bruising of the toenail after trauma can be cause from bleeding that occurs below the nail and is into the nail bed or skin under the nail. If the dry hematoma is attached to the nail, it will usually 'grow out' as the nail grows in length. This can take from 3 to 9 months. ...Read more

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