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How much time does it take a fractured wrist to heal?

How much time does it take a fractured wrist to heal?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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What's the fastest way to heal a minor wrist fracture?

What's the fastest way to heal a minor wrist fracture?

Wrist brace: Usually an over the counter wrist inmobilizer should suffice, need to have certain degree of stiffness is recomended. ...Read more

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Common wrist fracture. how long to heal?

Wrist fracture: And your age with the immobilisation,between 4 to 8 weeks will allow complete healing of the fracture. I would like the orthopedic doctor to tell you exactly how long ...Read more

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How much time will a wrist fracture take to heal?

Depends: Most wrist fractures take 6-8 but some as scaphoid fractures take 4-5 months. ...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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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 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 a compound wrist fracture take to heal?

How long will a compound wrist fracture take to heal?

5-7+ weeks: The location and character of the fracture makes a difference how long a wrist fracture will heal. Typically it takes 5-7 weeks, but compound fractures have more soft tissue injury which will sometimes delay the healing outside of this time frame. ...Read more

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Help please? How long will a wrist fracture take to heal?

Help please? How long will a wrist fracture take to heal?

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

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How long does a double wrist fracture generally take to heal?

How long does a double wrist fracture generally take to heal?

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 more

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How long does is take to heal after a plate following a wrist fracture is removed.?

4-6 weeks: If the fracture is fully healed i would suggest waiting about 4-6 weeks before resuming sports to allow for the stresses to respond and allow the screw holes to fill in. ...Read more

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How long does a wrist fracture surgery take to heal?

How long does a wrist fracture surgery take to 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 more

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How long does a hairline fracture to the wrist take to heal?

Depends: Bones take atleast 6 weeks to heal and the joint a few weeks to regain its flexibility and function. ...Read more