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When will a broken finger typically heal?

When will a broken finger typically heal?

6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Finger fractures, although may sound unimportant, can lead to deformity and pain if not properly evaluated and treated. Be sure to see your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Finger Fracture (Definition)

A finger fracture is a fracture of a bone of a finger, which is most often caused by trauma, such as a fall, or hitting one's hand accidentally with a hammer. A fractured finger will be painful, and may ...Read more


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On average, how long will a broken finger take to heal?

On average, how long will a broken finger take to heal?

Finger fracture: Can heal quickly but there are many structures in the hand that combine to give function. Adjacent joints may be slightly arthritiic and be inflamed, tendons and ligaments can be stiff or tight, skin can stay swollen, joints can be inflamed.Muscles can be weak from injury or disuse.Pain in some degree can be from even a slight subtle change in mechanics.Handtherapy can help at times. Times vary. ...Read more

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How can a broken finger heal?

How can a broken finger heal?

Immobilize: In an uncomplicated finger fracture, healing only requires immobilizing the fingerr (with a finger splint) for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal broken finger?

About 3-6 weeks: Most fractures heal within 6 wks. The hand has a great blood supply and may heal faster. Typically, the finger needs to be immobilized during the healing process. Stiffness may occur after fracture immobilization and therapy may be needed. ...Read more

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How long will it take a broken finger to heal?

How long will it take a broken finger to heal?

Depends: Time to heal will depend on a few factors - such as presence of dislocation or not, presence of joint involvement or not. An uncomplicated finger fracture will take 3-5 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken finger to heal?

6 -8 weeks: Finger fractures can take 6-8 weeks to heal but can be stiff and sore for many months. ...Read more

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How much time will my broken finger take to heal?

Depends on type: Typically 4 to 6 weeks for initial interval healing at fracture site allowing mobilization and limited use after that time frame. Factors include type of fracture, open or closed reduction, and other medical problems. Smoking and anti-inflammatories adversely effect rate of healing ...Read more