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How long will it take if you have a broken thumb?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Approx 6 weeks

Fractures, if properly immobilized, generally heal in approximately 6 weeks.

In brief: Approx 6 weeks

Fractures, if properly immobilized, generally heal in approximately 6 weeks.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends

Depends on what where # of pieces & alignment .
So many variables . The bone itself will heal in 6 wks usually. However if 1 want the hand/ finger/ third 2 function well surgery may b needed. If fx is an avulsion by a ligament , mal rotated, angulated or has many pieces which makes them unstable , they can shorten angulate & rotate. Of left alone most heal tho function can be bad. C hand surgeon.

In brief: Depends

Depends on what where # of pieces & alignment .
So many variables . The bone itself will heal in 6 wks usually. However if 1 want the hand/ finger/ third 2 function well surgery may b needed. If fx is an avulsion by a ligament , mal rotated, angulated or has many pieces which makes them unstable , they can shorten angulate & rotate. Of left alone most heal tho function can be bad. C hand surgeon.
Dr. Peter Ihle
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