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How long will a compound wrist fracture take to heal?

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Dr. Todd Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: 5-7+ weeks

The location and character of the fracture makes a difference how long a wrist fracture will heal.
Typically it takes 5-7 weeks, but compound fractures have more soft tissue injury which will sometimes delay the healing outside of this time frame.

In brief: 5-7+ weeks

The location and character of the fracture makes a difference how long a wrist fracture will heal.
Typically it takes 5-7 weeks, but compound fractures have more soft tissue injury which will sometimes delay the healing outside of this time frame.
Dr. Todd Guyette
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Dr. Vlad Gendelman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends on Age

That depends on the age of the person.
Generally, the answer is about 8 weeks. Less for children. More for older patients.

In brief: Depends on Age

That depends on the age of the person.
Generally, the answer is about 8 weeks. Less for children. More for older patients.
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
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Dr. Jay Pomerance
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 6 weeks

Unless there is an infection about 6-8 weeks is typical.

In brief: 6 weeks

Unless there is an infection about 6-8 weeks is typical.
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