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How long does it take a broken hand bone to heal? Do you think 6 weeks is a good estimate?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 4-6 weeks

Most fractures heal within 4-6 weeks.
Some are healed enough to start gentle motion exercises within 3 weeks or so. Ask your orthopedic surgeon who can guide you through the healing process and make recommendations regarding safe level of activity.

In brief: 4-6 weeks

Most fractures heal within 4-6 weeks.
Some are healed enough to start gentle motion exercises within 3 weeks or so. Ask your orthopedic surgeon who can guide you through the healing process and make recommendations regarding safe level of activity.
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes, 6 weeks

Most fractures are healed by 6 weeks and you should be able to resume normal activities soon thereafter. Most fractures need to be stabilized with a cast or splint.
Post immobilization stiffness may require occupational therapy.

In brief: Yes, 6 weeks

Most fractures are healed by 6 weeks and you should be able to resume normal activities soon thereafter. Most fractures need to be stabilized with a cast or splint.
Post immobilization stiffness may require occupational therapy.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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