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How To Heal A Fractured Wrist
6 to16 weeks: Distal radius fractures healed in about 6 weeks. While scaphoid fractures can take up to 16 week with or without surgery. ...Read more
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
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
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
4-5 wks: Ask yoru doctor or orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Wrist fractures: Can heal bar ably depending upon which bone , how severe the injury and the health, age and associated condition of the region. A scaphoid can take 2-3 months but a radius only a few weeks to 8 weeks as a general response. ...Read more
About 8 weeks...: Most "wrist fractures" involve a break of both of the forearm bones at the wrist; usually only one of the two (the radius bone) is serious, however, and needs directed cast/surgery treatment. Each situation is very specific to the injury and patient and this question is important to discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-8 weeks: Usual time for bone healing...Get a more detailed answer ›
Time frame : About 2 months at the earliest.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a broken bone in my wrist for 2 years,I didn't feel much pain so I didn't know it was broken until few months ago I checked. Does it ever heal?
About 6 wks: If the wrist is pinned, it will be fairly strong after surgery, but in most cases one will not want to use it a lot for about 6 weeks. It can be different from surgery to surgery, however, and the orthopedic surgeon doing the surgery can provide the best advice. In most cases, physical therapy will be prescribed to speed and improve recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Bones take atleast 6 weeks to heal and the joint a few weeks to regain its flexibility and function. ...Read more
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