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How long does a finger fracture need to heal?
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Dr. Aileen Shieu
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 4-8 weeks
4-6 weeks, depending on which bone in the finger is fractured and the severity of the fracture.
Simple fractures will heal in about 4 weeks, at which point, casting is stopped. However, it usually takes 8 weeks for a bone to be as strong as it as before the injury, so activity is sometimes still limited until after that time.

In brief: 4-8 weeks
4-6 weeks, depending on which bone in the finger is fractured and the severity of the fracture.
Simple fractures will heal in about 4 weeks, at which point, casting is stopped. However, it usually takes 8 weeks for a bone to be as strong as it as before the injury, so activity is sometimes still limited until after that time.
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Dr. Barry Press
as a general rule, finger fractures heal very well and rather quickly because the blood supply is so good. It is much more common to have stiffness after a finger fracture than a problem with healing; the stiffness can be caused by too long a period of immobilization. A good reason to see a hand surgeon!
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Varies
A non displaced fracture in a child may tame a few weeks.
A displaced fracture may take longer. A significant fractr in an adult may tame months.

In brief: Varies
A non displaced fracture in a child may tame a few weeks.
A displaced fracture may take longer. A significant fractr in an adult may tame months.
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