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How long will it take a broken finger to heal?

How long will it take a broken finger to heal?

Depends: Time to heal will depend on a few factors - such as presence of dislocation or not, presence of joint involvement or not. An uncomplicated finger fracture will take 3-5 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Finger Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a break in the normal continuity of the cortex of the bone; it is described as a finger fracture when it involves the digits ...Read more


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How long will it take a broken hand to heal?

How long will it take a broken hand to heal?

6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Hand fractures can lead to deformity and pain; be sure to get it properly evaluated and treated. See your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results. ...Read more

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How long will it take a broken elbow to heal?

How long will it take a broken elbow to heal?

I agree, it depends: This depends on several factors, age (kids heal much more quickly than adults), whether the fracture is widely displaced - suggests greater disruption of blood supply, your underlying medical condition (health people heal more quickly), where the fracture is (which bone, what location) and how the fracture was treated - operatively or non-operatively. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long will a broken finger take to heal?

How long will a broken finger take to heal?

4-6 weeks: Depends on the location and type of fracture. Some will require surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken finger to heal?

6 -8 weeks: Finger fractures can take 6-8 weeks to heal but can be stiff and sore for many months. ...Read more

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How long will it take a broken toe to heal?

How long will it take a broken toe to heal?

Bone takes about : 6 weeks to heal give or take two weeks in either direction. Buddy splinting the digits or a surgical shoe are good for broken toes. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

Depends on fracture: "broken foot" could mean many different things. Most fractures will heal within 6-8 weeks if the patient follows the guidelines laid out by the treating physician. Certain fractures can take upwards of 12 weeks. Compliance with your care plan is key! ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a fractured finger?

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

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How long will it take to heal a broken knee?

How long will it take to heal a broken knee?

About 3 months: When you say "knee", that could be many types of fractures. If it is a tibial plateau fracture (a fracture of the top part of the tibia), those fractures generally heal in about three months. The healing time can be affected by the health of the patient (smokers and diabetics tend to heal more slowly). Also, the severity of the fracture can impact the healing time. 10-12 weeks is a good estimate. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken thumb to heal?

How long will it take for a broken thumb to heal?

6 weeks: But will take several more weeks for range of motion to improve after the fracture heals. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken femur?

How long will it take to heal a broken femur?

10-12 weeks: To some degree healing time depends on where in the femur the fracture is, but 10-12 weeks is a good estimate. Factors such as smoking and diabetes can slow the healing process. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken arm?

How long will it take to heal a broken arm?

Approx. 6 weeks: A broken arm that has been properly reduced (aligned) and immobilized (casted) should heal in approximately 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken wrist to heal?

How long will it take for a broken wrist to heal?

Depends: Depends on the bones bronke, the extent of the break the nature of the break and the treatment you have recieved and any delay you had in treatment or diagnosis. If it is a navicular bone fracture, there can be difficulties. If there was a dislocation, that can cause problems as well. Make sure you have good follow up with an orthopedist or someone skilled in treatment of these fractures. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken wrist to heal completely?

How long does it take a broken wrist to heal completely?

About six weeks: Most distal radius fractures are headed enough to use after six weeks. Complete healing includes remodeling will take a year. ...Read more

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How long will a broken elbow take to heal?

How long will a broken elbow take to heal?

A few weeks: Time to heal will depend on a few factors - such as presence of dislocation or not, presence of joint involvement or not. An uncomplicated elbow fracture will take 5-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken hip?

How long will it take to heal a broken hip?

6 -12 weeks: It takes about six weeks for the bone to become structurally solid, but can take an extended period of time for all the muscles, ligaments and tendons involved to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken finger to heal?

It depend what kind : Fracture you have it take from 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take a broken finger to heal?

Depends: Time to heal will depend on a few factors - such as presence of dislocation or not, presence of joint involvement or not. An uncomplicated finger fracture will take 3-5 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken finger to heal?

6 -8 weeks: Finger fractures can take 6-8 weeks to heal but can be stiff and sore for many months. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for a broken finger to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will it take for a broken finger to heal?

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

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How long does it take for a broken finger to heal?

It depend what kind : Fracture you have it take from 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Approximately how long does it take for a broken finger to heal?

Approximately how long does it take for a broken finger to heal?

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken finger bone to heal?

How long does it take for a broken finger bone to heal?

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

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How long will a broken finger take to heal?

4-6 weeks: Depends on the location and type of fracture. Some will require surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal broken finger?

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

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On average, how long will a broken finger take to heal?

On average, how long will a broken finger take to heal?

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

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Broken finger heal time. How long does it normally take?

Broken finger heal time. How long does it normally take?

Varies: A non displaced fracture in a child may tame a few weeks. A displaced fracture may take longer. A significant fractr in an adult may take many months. Fingers often feel stiff and sore for a long time after they heal. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to heal a broken finger if you're healthy and 26 years old?

How long does it usually take to heal a broken finger if you're healthy and 26 years old?

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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Around it but I like to know how long a broken finger takes to heal in a 10 year old?

Around it but I like to know how long a broken finger takes to heal in a 10 year old?

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. ...Read more

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How much time will my broken finger take to heal?

How much time will my broken finger take to heal?

Depends on type: Typically 4 to 6 weeks for initial interval healing at fracture site allowing mobilization and limited use after that time frame. Factors include type of fracture, open or closed reduction, and other medical problems. Smoking and anti-inflammatories adversely effect rate of healing ...Read more

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On average, how long will a broken finger take to be back to normal?

On average, how long will a broken finger take to be back to normal?

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

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For how long does my broken finger have to recover before i can take up boxing?

For how long does my broken finger have to recover before i can take up boxing?

6-12 weeks: It takes about 6 weeks for most fractures to heal. In the case of a finger, i would expect the fracture to be healed @ 6 weeks. However, it will likely be stiff and sore. Expect an additional 6 weeks before going back to boxing. Wait until you are pain free. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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How can a broken finger heal?

Immobilize: In an uncomplicated finger fracture, healing only requires immobilizing the fingerr (with a finger splint) for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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When will a broken finger typically heal?

When will a broken finger typically heal?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do for a broken finger that did not heal right?

Depends: A fracture that does not heal sometimes needs more time in a cast. However, if it is painful or crooked, surgery may be necessary to reset the fracture. ...Read more

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How often should I take breaks when working out after a broken finger?

Commen sense: There really is no one answer. It depends on what you might be doing. Biking, running, swimming, lower leg activities shouldn't matter. If you are lifting weights, that might become sore for your finger. I would stop if and when your finger gets sore. Hope it helps. ...Read more