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How long will it take for a fractured hand to heal?

How long will it take for a fractured hand to heal?

Six weeks on average: It depends on what bone in the hand is broken. A scaphoid fracture (the most commonly fractured bone in the carpus (wrist)) generally takes 10-12 weeks to heal, but a garden variety fracture of a metacarpal (the big bones in the palm of the hand) or of a phalanx (the little bones in the fingers) should heal in about six weeks. The healing could be slower in a smoker or a diabetic. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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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 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 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 for a wrist fracture to heal?

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

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

Broken foot: The time the fracture needs to heal depends on the location of the fracture as well as the circulation status of the person. Some bone seal faster than others and some locations are harder to heal the other locations. Diabetes and smoking or also risk factors that make fractures heal sometimes twice as long. ...Read more

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

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

4-6 weeks: Bones in the hand and fingers usually heal enough to resume motion and strengthening in 4-6 weeks. The bone will continue to heal and strengthen for a year. ...Read more

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

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

Months?: Depending upon the nature of the injury; and the skill of the orthopedist who repaired it(if surgery was needed), and the physical therapist on the case, etc...Conservatively i would say a good 3 months before the hip is "healed". ...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 it take for a fractured knee to heal?

How long will it take for a fractured knee to heal?

Depends: This will depend on the type of fracture, degree of fracture, any open fracture or contaminated fracture and your general health and co-morbid conditons and medications. Bone usually heals in 4-6 weeks. It can be sooner or later. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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

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

About 10 weeks: A fractured femur should heal in about 10 weeks or so. Many factors can affect the healing time, including the health of the patient (smokers and diabetics may heal more slowly), and the type of femur fracture (shaft fracture versus hip fracture versus fracture closer to the knee), and the form of treatment may affect the healing time as well. On average, though, 10 weeks is a good estimate. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a fractured toe to heal?

How long can it take for a fractured toe to heal?

Patient dependent: In a perfect world, bones typically take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, improper immobilization, activity on the foot, complications in swelling and/or systemic medical conditions can cause delays in the healing process. Some disease that are known to delay bone healing include diabetes and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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

8 weeks: In general, wrist fractures take about 6-8 weeks to heal. Most patients are allowed to resume full unrestricted activity after 3 months. However, not all wrist fractures are the same. More severe ones will take longer to heal, and patients with other medical conditions or who have poor bone density, may take longer as well. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a fractured ankle to heal?

How long can it take for a fractured ankle to heal?

Depends: It depends on the injury area and how it is treated. General would be 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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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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How long should it take a broken hand to heal?

How long should it take a broken hand to heal?

It depends.: Most fractures take between 6 to 8 weeks to heal. They may be healed enough to allow for movement much sooner, however, and may continue to remodel for months after healing has occurred. Other factors may include the type of fracture, the form of treatment chosen, and patient factors such as age. ...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

Hand Fracture (Definition)

A fracture (break) of one of the bones in the hand. Most commonly a ...Read more