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I broke my third metacarpal. What is the expected recovery time?

6/8 weeks: Gennerally speaking, with normal healing under typical circumstances, return to light duty activities is commonly permitted by 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I fractured my third metacarpal 8 weeks ago, however xrays not showing progress in healing. Is this normal?

I fractured my third metacarpal 8 weeks ago, however xrays not showing progress in healing. Is this normal?

Nonunion: This is called a nonunion. Sometimes when a fracture does not heal the orthopedic doctors need to go in and do a surgery to pin it. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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I fractured my third metacarpal in march and recently noticing that my ring finger is crossing underneath my middle finger. Can this be sorted?

I fractured my third metacarpal in march and recently noticing that my ring finger is crossing underneath my middle finger. Can this be sorted?

See orthopedic doc: Especially one who specializes in hand surgery to have hand evaluated & learn what options for treatment are available. May require additional x-ray study. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for a broken 5th metacarpal?

4 weeks: Bones in the hand heal generally in about 4-6 weeks even thogh this is a fibrous union. Fractures in the hand will remian visible on xrays for a much longer time. ...Read more

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I broke my 5th metacarpal 4 months ago. my dr. says it's healing but why does it feel like it needs to be popped all the time with a dull pain?

I broke my 5th metacarpal 4 months ago. my dr. says it's healing but why does it feel like it needs to be popped all the time with a dull pain?

Inflammation: Bones heal through an inflammatory mechanism. So what you are describing may be a combination of inflammation, swelling, and perhaps some degree if scar tissue formation. Don't hesitate to discuss with your doctor, should resolve as fracture heals up. ...Read more

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I broke my fifth metacarpal and my ulna. Can doctors fix both at the same time?

I broke my fifth metacarpal and my ulna. Can doctors fix both at the same time?

Yes: Unless there are factors we don't know about (infection, etc), both should be able to be fixed at the same time. ...Read more

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I have broken 2nd and 3rd metacarpal. How long is the recovery after treatment with plates and screws?

Depends: We really have to see the x-ray to see if it is a stable fixation to begin early movement which will return you to normal activities sooner. Ballpark woud be 6-12 wks. ...Read more

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