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

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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
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