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I Broke 5th Metacarpal How Long Will It Take To Heal
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
How long does it take to heal and recover completely after the metal plate is removed from 5th metacarpal bone?
Climber or coucher:
To play video games, 6 weeks
To go rock climbing, 12 weeks ...Read more
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 for a hairline fracture at the base of the 5th metacarpal to heal and what is the treatment?
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: 1. Karate 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 a small hairline fracture take to heal in metacarpal area of hand in an active 25 yr old?
6 weeks: It generally takes about 6 weeks for a metacarpal hairline fracture to heal when casted. ...Read more
Small area of pinky finger skin is having numbness near the incision area of the 5th metacarpal. How many months will it take to heal numbness 100%?
5th metacarpal hea: It will heal about 4 to 6 week. Because area is wait bearing so complication chances are comparatively high ...Read more
After breaking my 5th metacarpal, there's a lump (im guessing its just a build up of bone used to heal it) how long for this lump to go?
I had a surgery I'm my fifth metacarpal I need to know when the stiffness & inflammation will be gone I mean how long does it take?
How long or how many months does a broken pinky knuckle (5th metacarpal bone) takes to regenerate to its old and original shape?
6 weeks: If properly immobilized and uncomplicated, a fracture of hand and fingers would heal on about 6 weeks. ...Read more
I fractured my fifth metacarpal and was given a cast for 3 weeks. I was wondering how long it would take after the cast is off to return to sports.
Varies: Usually healing is 4-6 weeks. Allow about 2 weeks to get full range of motion and strength. Then you can play again ...Read more
Broke 4th metacarpal 5 days ago. Doc scheduled me to see orthopedic in 3 weeks. Is that too long to wait to get it fixed, will they have to rebreak?
Depends on break: If it is non-displaced and just sending you to ortho to make sure it is healing right, then this time is correct. If it is displaced and your doc is considering surgery, then it is too long. Just double check with your physician what the plan is. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I broke my 4th metacarpal bone in my right hand. How long till I can start lifting weights again?
Until it heals: The answer is not meant to be funny, but it is true. Typically the bone heals in 4 - 6 weeks, but it also depends on the type of fracture and how stable it is. I would check with your physician before starting any lifting program. Going back too soon can cause the bone to break again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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