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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. Austina Cho
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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 would it take for a wrist to heal without a cast?

How long would it take for a wrist to heal without a cast?

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

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How long should it take for a sprained ankle to heal, typically?

How long should it take for a sprained ankle to heal, typically?

Depends on the grade: Depending on the grade of severity of the sprain, it could take from 1 week to never unless properly treated. ...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 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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How much time would it take to rehabilitate a fractured finger?

6-10 weeks.: Assuming it is a simple fracture, they usually take 6 -10 weeks to get all your motion and function back. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a broken elbow to heal?

How long should it take for a broken elbow to heal?

Depends: Which bone?Your activity level?Cast or splint? Most fractures need 6-8 weeks to heal, some much more.Please follow your ortho's advice. ...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 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

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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 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 will it take for a hairline fracture in a toe to heal?

4-6 weeks: Most hairline fractures heal rather quickly. That said, some fractures seem to take their time and other still will not heal without some "help". Most toe fractures that are not displaced will heal uneventfully, and within 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a minor elbow avulsion fracture to heal?

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

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How many days it takes to heal a fractured neck of your humerus?

How many days it takes to heal a fractured neck of your humerus?

Variable: Depending on age of patient & whether the patient has osteopenia or osteoporosis the healing time will be variable. Generally speaking the fracture should heal in 8 to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a hip flexor injury take to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a hip flexor injury take to heal?

6 - 8 weeks: If you don't have a labral tear the tears should be 90% better by 8 weeks. ...Read more

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

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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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