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How long will it take for a fractured hand to heal?
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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Six weeks on average
It depends on what bone in the hand is broken.
A scaphoid fracture (the most commonly fractured bone in the carpus (wrist)) generally takes 10-12 weeks to heal, but a garden variety fracture of a metacarpal (the big bones in the palm of the hand) or of a phalanx (the little bones in the fingers) should heal in about six weeks. The healing could be slower in a smoker or a diabetic.

In brief: Six weeks on average
It depends on what bone in the hand is broken.
A scaphoid fracture (the most commonly fractured bone in the carpus (wrist)) generally takes 10-12 weeks to heal, but a garden variety fracture of a metacarpal (the big bones in the palm of the hand) or of a phalanx (the little bones in the fingers) should heal in about six weeks. The healing could be slower in a smoker or a diabetic.
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Depends
There are several different kinds of bones in the hand/wrist and depending on which bone it is it could take a few weeks to several months in some cases.

In brief: Depends
There are several different kinds of bones in the hand/wrist and depending on which bone it is it could take a few weeks to several months in some cases.
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