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How many days would it take for a thumb fracture to heal?

How many days would it take for a thumb fracture to heal?

Depends: On where it is, joint involvement, etc. Hand fractures properly cared for usually heal in 3-4 weeks. Stiffness after being immobilized too long is much more frequent than problems with fracture healing. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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 would it would take for a thumb fracture to heal?

How long would it would take for a thumb fracture to heal?

What bone: Depends on multiple factors, what bone, location and type of fracture, joint involvement?, mode of treatment (open versus closed), as well as your general health, i.e.. Do you smoke? Speak to the treating physician. ...Read more

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How long do broken sprained fractured thumb take to heal?

How long do broken sprained fractured thumb take to heal?

Broken thumb: Thumb fracture usually takes about 6-8 weeks to heal. A thumb sprain can take twice as long, depending on the ligament that has been sprained. ...Read more

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How long does a fractured and slightly dislocated thumb take to heal?

How long does a fractured and slightly dislocated thumb take to heal?

Several weeks: If everything is now back in place, it could take several weeks for your thumb to not hurt at all. If it is immobilized, you will be given exercises to do when you can finally move it. Doing these every day carefully will help the healing process. Hopefully you will make a full and rapid recovery! It is also important to avoid re-injury. ...Read more

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I have fractured my thumb at the joint playing volleyball. How long will it take to heal and what should I do and what things do I need to take care o?

I have fractured my thumb at the joint playing volleyball. How long will it take to heal and what should I do and what things do I need to take care o?

What kind?: If it is not dislocated, then splinting the thumb may do the job. However, it needs be adjusted if there is any non-alignment. An uncomplicated takes about 6 weeks to heal but you should really consult an orthopedist to avoid ending up with a malformed finger particularly the thumb. Better be safe than be sorry. ...Read more

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How long will an avulsion fracture in thumb take to heal?

How long will an avulsion fracture in thumb take to heal?

6-8 weeks : It varies, but most fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal. You would want to make sure it is not a "game keepers thumb" which is an avulsion fracture in which the ulnar collateral ligament often gets inserted between the bone edges and can limit fracture healing; these often require surgery to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from bennett's thumb fracture?

8 weeks: The fracture heals by 8 weeks but you will notice improvement up to one year. ...Read more

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If I have a hairline fracture in my thumb. How long will it take to recover?

3-6 weeks: A hairline fracture is a non- displaced injury of the bone and should heal completely within 3-6 weeks. The thumb will likely need to be immobilized in a splint. ...Read more

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My left thumb got fracture, so how much time it take to recover and am having tournment in november 1st weak so what u say can I play...?

My left thumb got fracture, so how much time it take to recover and am having tournment  in november 1st weak so what u say can I play...?

Depends: It depends on what type of thumb fracture and location. Is the fracture displaced or angulated? Is there an associated ligament tear? Does the fracture involve a joint? What type of tournament? Is this your dominant hand? Can you wear a protective brace during the event? Most low-risk fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Your physician should be able to help you with these decisions. ...Read more

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Fractured thumb-is it okay to take the splint off for a little while?

Fractured thumb-is it okay to take the splint off for a little while?

Sure, but be careful: Most likely if your in a splint your fracture is not significantly displaced. Don't use the thumb for anything while it is out of the splint and limit your time out of the splint to personal hygiene only. Follow your doctors instructions and get follow-up x-rays. Ice and elevated to control pain and swelling. ...Read more

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M feelin sensation n slight pain while doing exercise in the thumb in which i met wit fracture. Hw many days to cure completely?

Finger fractures : in adults typically take 5-6 weeks to stop hurting if they are nondisplved. Activity,fracture location, mechanism of injury ,prior health soft tissue injury. And many other variables. Affect this ...Read more

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I fractured and displaced my scaphoid 14 days ago. yesterday received an ORIF. I have no sensation in the top of my thumb-- will I regain sensation?

I fractured and displaced my scaphoid 14 days ago. yesterday received an ORIF. I have no sensation in the top of my thumb-- will I regain sensation?

Maybe...: As with any surgery, there is the potential for nerves to be severed or cut, which is unavoidable. The sensation may return to your thumb. Personal note: I had a knee operation in 1993 to repair a damaged ligament. Sensation returned fully 10 years later! ...Read more

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About 3/4 months ago I was taken to A&E with a suspected scaphoid fracture I was seen by 2 doctors and was put in a thumb spica (not a cast) for 10 days because they suspected the scaphoid was broken. I later had another appointment for an X-ray to decid

Varies: Scaphoid fractures are often difficult to fully assess with X-ray. Often a ct scan or MRI is used if someone has persistent pain and X-rays look ok. Sometimes rather than doing a lot of initial studies, we will treat a patient in a splint if they have an exam and X-rays could be consistent with a scaphoid fracture, but then dc their splint if their exam and X-ray normalize. ...Read more

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18 days since cast/brace removed for 1st metacarpal fracture thumb. 4 therapy sessions later wrist is still immobile & thumb still swollen won't bend.

18 days since cast/brace removed for 1st metacarpal fracture thumb. 4 therapy sessions later wrist is still immobile & thumb still swollen won't bend.

More time: hand injuries can be very difficult to recover from, the older you get the worse it is. Even if you had no injury, and you put a cast or splint on for just one day, you would be stiff the next day. Now throw in 4-6 weeks of casting/splinting, a healing injury, swelling, pain etc. It can take 3-6 months of therapy to regain function and range of motion. Keep at it!!! ...Read more

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What s the difference between a thumb sprain or fracture?

What s the difference between a thumb sprain or fracture?

Thumb: A sprain effects the ligaments around the thumb joint while a fracture involves the bones of the thumb. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more