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How Many Days Would It Take For A Thumb Fracture To Heal
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
Same as in: Healinging time is no different but you have a greater chance of the bone not healing or healing in a poor position. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-8 weeks: 6-8 weeks can be the average.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the injury area and how it is treated. General would be 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
How long would it take for a hairline fracture in the malleolus to heal? And would it be possible for me to play basketball in 2 weeks?
At least 6 weeks: Fractures typically take at least 6 weeks to heal. I personally would keep you out of basketball for 10 - 12 weeks, depending on x-ray findings. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: Usually 6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
About 6 weeks: Depends on where the avulsion exactly is. Sometimes a period of immobilization is required. See an upper extremity orthopedic doctor for this. ...Read more
6 - 8 weeks: If you don't have a labral tear the tears should be 90% better by 8 weeks. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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