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I Broke 5th Metacarpal How Long Will It Take To Heal
What is the recovery time after the metal plate is removed from 5th metcarpal bone?
How long does it take to heal completely after the metal plate is removed from 5th metacarpal bone?
Metal/fracture/digit: Usually 6 weeks to 3 months. Best to ask the surgeon who inserted the plate.... ...Read more
How long does it take to heal and recover completely after the metal plate is removed from 5th metacarpal bone?
After I recover I want to do is:
2. Knuckle Push Ups
3. Hand Grip Exercises
It varies.: You can start "hand grip exercises" as soon as ordinary activities are comfortable. Ideally these should be part of a general physical therapy recovery program Knuckle push ups and karate can subject your hand to extreme (and, in the case of karate, unpredictable) forces. You must get clearance from your ortho doc or physical therapist before resuming these activities ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for a hairline fracture at the base of the 5th metacarpal to heal and what is the treatment?
Depends on the break: It depends on the location of the fracture and how much comminution there is. Hand fractures are a little different from other fractures, as non-healing is much less of a problem than stiffness. X-rays typically lag behind what is really going on, so once the fracture is non-painful when tapped upon, it is healed (usually 2 weeks in children and 3-4 weeks in adults.) avoid stiffness! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 weeks: Typically 4 weeks of immobilization for metacarpal fracture if closed injury that can be reduced. Open fractures and fractures requiring open reduction or internal fixation can take longer. End result relative to resolution of swelling, pain, and range of motion will take 4 to 8 months. ...Read more
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