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How long will it take osteoarthritis to heal in the hand?

How long will it take osteoarthritis to heal in the hand?

No cure: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Check out regenexx.com. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more


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How long does it take to heal from tendone surgery in the hand?

How long does it take to heal from tendone surgery in the hand?

Depends: It varies, based on complexity of the repair, number of tendons corrected, and your general health. Your finger/hand may be immobilized for several weeks, and perhaps a few months before all recovery and rehabilitation is complete.Your surgeon will outline this in detail at your pre op visit. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take tendonitis in the shoulder to heal?

How long does it take tendonitis in the shoulder to heal?

Rotator Cuff Strain: This is varied from person to person. If symptoms persist w/ >6 wks of diligent rehab & compliance w/ conservative treatment, a more aggressive treatment, such as surgery, may be required. You may discuss your options with your physical therapist or physician. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to heal tendonitis in the shoulder?

How long does it usually take to heal tendonitis in the shoulder?

4-6 weeks: Typical treatments for shoulder tendinitis include use of anti-inflammatory medicines, rest of the joint, and possibly physical therapy. Avoiding the repetitive movement that led to the condition is most helpful. If these conservative measures fail, then a cortisone injection may help. ...Read more

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How long will it take a fracture in the foot to heal?

How long will it take a fracture in the foot to heal?

Time to heal: It depends on the location of the break and other things such as medications you take, your diet, and smoking. In general, most break heel between 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take torn tendons in the foot to heal naturally without surgery?

How long does it take torn tendons in the foot to heal naturally without surgery?

One must keep : In mind "natural" is not necessarily better. If the proximal portion of the tendon retracted then the tendon may never function optimally again. Only allow a tendon to heal naturally, if under the guidance and or consulting of a treating physician. ...Read more

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How long will a fracture in the foot take to heal?

How long will a fracture in the foot take to heal?

6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Foot 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 does a wrenched ligament in the knee take to heal?

How long does a  wrenched ligament in the knee take to heal?

Varies with severity: Of the sprain. For mild ones, up to 3-4 weeks; for moderate ones, about 6-8; for severe ones, up to 3-4 months; provided no further injuries occur, during the healing period. Kindly comply with the orthopedist's advise, as that is the quickest way to improve and heal completely. ...Read more

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

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

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 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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How long does it take for a broken bone in the forearm to heal?

How long does it take for a broken bone in the forearm to heal?

About 6 weeks: Bone healing takes about 6-8 weeks for 70% healing. Full healing can take 3 months or longer. An orthopedist should be monitoring it until full healing to avoid problems such as mal union or non union. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for a cracked cartilage in the knee to heal?

How long does it typically take for a cracked cartilage in the knee to heal?

It usually doesn't: Unfortunately, injuries to the articular cartilage on the end of the bones usually doesn't heal. A meniscus tear, another form of cartilage in the knee may heal, depending on the type of tear, and location of the tear. ...Read more

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How long does it take for damaged muscle tissue in the wrist to heal?

How long does it take for damaged muscle tissue in the wrist to heal?

Depends: It depends on the tissue damaged and the degree of damage. Ask your doctor who is treating the problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

Typically 6 weeks: Most routine wrist fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Unfortunately certain fractures like scaphoid fractures can take 2-3 months or more to heal due to the tenuous blood suppply of the bone. ...Read more

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

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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How long does it take for a deep bone bruise in the hand take to heal?

How long does it take for a deep bone bruise in the hand take to heal?

2-4 weeks: It takes awhile for these types of contusions to heel completely...About 2-4 weeks. ...Read more