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How long will it take if you have a broken thumb?

How long will it take if you have a broken thumb?

Approx 6 weeks: Fractures, if properly immobilized, generally heal in approximately 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the partially torn ucl in my thumb to heal?

About 2months: Partial ucl tears of the thumb heal with bracing in about 2months. Full thickness tears require surgery to repair. ...Read more

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I cut my thumb deep enough to indent it. I suspect I have severed a nerve. At 16 will I and how long will it take to regain feeling and fill out?

I cut my thumb deep enough to indent it. I suspect I have severed a nerve. At 16 will I and how long will it take to regain feeling and fill out?

Nerve injury: is usually permanent. Surgical repair is not possible in a small nerve such as digital nerve. Deformity would probably improve, but it too can be permanent, depending on severity of it. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my sprained thumb to heal and what can I do to make it heal faster or feel better?

How long will it take for my sprained thumb to heal and what can I do to make it heal faster or feel better?

It depends: Where does your thumb hurt? How did you injure it? There are many factors that go into how long it will take for your thumb to feel better. Without specifically knowing your diagnosis, it is hard to say how long it will take to heal, or even if it will heal. I would suggest that you see a hand surgeon to have your thumb examined. ...Read more

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How long will it take the feeling to come back to a thumb if the nerve is bruised?

How long will it take the feeling to come back to a thumb if the nerve is bruised?

Cm per month: Nerves regrow at a centimeter a month, on average. Provided the trauma was to the thumb it should be in under three months provided the nerve was left intact and can regenerate along its prior course. ...Read more

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I burned my thumb a few days ago and have a blister what do I do and how long will it take to go away?

I burned my thumb a few days ago and have a blister what do I do and how long will it take to go away?

Nothing to do: Blisters are a good way to protect the skin after a burn. Most people want to drain and peel them, but it is less likely to get infected if you keep the skin in tact. The fluid will resorb and the blister will deflate, in most cases, in a week or two. ...Read more

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One VERY TINY vertical super skinny red line is under my thumb nail... is this anything serious? Will it go away on its own and how long will it take?

Splinter hemorrhage: This is likely a splinter hemorrhage. This is very common after a minor trauma to the nail - you may not have even been initially aware of the inciting injury. It should go away in a few days. If it persists then I advise consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more