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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
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How long does it take for a broken wrist to heal?

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

8 wks: Depends bone biologically heals 6-8 weeks if all goes well. However the xray and physical exam will determine healing. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Paul Grutter
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Dr. Daniel Mass
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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How long would it take my broken wrist to heal with a cast on?

There are many: Variations depending upon the degree and severity of the fracture but a good ballpark figure is 8 weeks to heal but i always tell people that a fractured wrist functionally is a 3 to 4 month process of healing therapy and strengthening. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Coats II
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How long does it normally take for a broken wrist to fully heal?

How long does it normally take for a broken wrist to fully heal?

6 weeks for the bone: Fractures typically heal within 6 weeks, but with the wrist there can be lingering soft tissue injuries. Full recovery probably takes 3 months and may require occupational therapy. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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How long is it supposed to it take for a broken wrist to heal ?

How long is it supposed to it take for a broken wrist to heal ?

Typically it : Takes 6-8 weeks for most . A nondisplaced hairline fracture can take less and a scaphoid can take longer. After a fracture it still may take a month or two to fell less swollen and stiff even when radiologicallt healed. Overall i tell most that it is a 3-4 month process. ...Read more

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Dr. David Whiddon
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How long is it supposed to it take a broken wrist to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take a broken wrist to heal?

6 weeks: Typically it takes 6-12 weeks for the bone to heal. It depends on your overall health. If the wrist is immobilized in a cast it may be stiff for a month or so and may require therapy to regain full function. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Can someone tell me how long will a broken wrist take to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will a broken wrist take to heal?

4-8 weeks as : There is a wide range from a nondisplaced hairline fracture to a severely fragmented fracture . When fractures are fixed operatively we also will often get the wrist out of a cast sooner . Much depends upon the severity of the injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
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How long does it take for a broken wrist to completely recover to full strength?

How long does it take for a broken wrist to completely recover to full strength?

Variable: Depending on healing, 3-4 months for motion return, 6-8 weeks for straight wrist and 1 year for regular pushups. ...Read more

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