Why wont my hand fracture heal without surgery?

It can. Typically with hand fractures the question is no will it heal but in what position will it heal in. If the fracture is not in a good position your hand function will be compromised.
Most fracture "heal" The question is after it heals is the position adequate enough to function well, surgical decisions weigh the risk and outcome of surgery vs treating fractures non surgically. No matter what is chosen there are many decisions to be made to further qualify each path i.e. Surgery can mean many things and so can non surgical rx. When there is a nonunion/ .Healing may "need" surgery to heal.

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I got a hand fracture. I had surgery with metal pins. When will it heal fully?

6-8 weeks. Usually the pins/k-wires stay in for about 4 weeks. After that, you'll likely be pretty stiff. After a few weeks of occupational therapy, you should be pretty close to normal. Most people are fine in about 8 weeks. Read more...
Not enough info. In general, your surgeon will perform surgery to ensure proper healing in circumstances where treating the fracture in a cast would result in a less favorable outcome. Getting the bone to heal is only one part of getting your hand to heal fully. There are other factors, such as the severity and location of the injury, as well as therapy, when needed that determine your final outcome. Read more...

What could I do to help my hand fracture heal?

Help heal fracture. Protect your hand from further trauma. Live a healthy life style and eat a healthy diet. Excercise moderately with using the injured hand. Do not smoke. Take a multi-vitamin and mineral daily (can ones made from food). Read more...

How long will it take for a hand fracture to heal? When can I return to work? I'm cabin crew

Where is it? Different fractures will require different amount of time. Fingers will usually heal in a month; scaphoids about 2-3 months. Is also improtant to evaluate the type of fracture and is you have other comorbidities, which can also influence in the amout of time needed for healing. Did you get it checked? Maybe you should go see someone so we can get you better answers. Read more...
Hand fractures can. Take 6-8 weeks to heal for simple long bone ( finger and metacarpal) injuries. Wrist bones, open injuries, injury with significant soft tissue damage can take longer. Airline employee rules for return to work are often complex so make sure you talk to your employer and treating md to find out whether you can return in a splint or not. Its often not a straightforward answer. Read more...

How long does a hand fracture take to heal after intitial treatment?

Depends. Depends on many factors how bad is the fracture and how good is the vitamin d level and of course all smokers heal slower all fractures take about 2 years to go on to full healing and remodeling but most should be pretty darn solid by 10-12 weeks with hands stiffness is a major issue post injury so early gentle range of motion is important. Read more...

What can I do to relieve a hand fracture?

Hand fracture. Initial management includes continuous elevation above heart level of the injured hand, as well as continuous ice. Immobilization with a splint is helpful. Correct treatment requires correct diagnosis, so have an x-ray and see a hand specialist. Read more...
Elevate. Elevation and immobilization of hand fractures is the best way to relieve the pain of hand fractures. Read more...

How is a hand fracture typically diagnosed?

X-Rays. The most commonly used diagnostic tool for broken bones is an x-ray. Read more...
X Rays. Clinical examination by a dr will raise suspicion of a fracture. This is followed by X Rays which is still the first choice of imaging - however there are many elusive areas in the hand and wrist that do not show up easily on X Rays. A CT Scan may be needed to look at these bones if X Rays do not show any fracture yet suspicion remains that there could be a fracture due to symptoms. Read more...

What is the best way to take care of a hand fracture?

New vs old. Depends on the age of injury.It really does not matter a great deal unless you are talking about a fracture in the wrist bones-especially below the thumb.Best to see a dr and discuss. Read more...
See a hand doctor. There are surgeons that deal just with hand problems. Look one up at www.Assh.Org and do what he/she recommends. Read more...

How to treat a spiral hand fracture?

Splint and boddy . Tapping of the two finger together, surgery may be needed if you can not control rotation. Read more...
Depends. Nondisplaced fractures are protected to prevent displacement by splinting and protected motion to prevent stiffness. Displaced fractures are generally treated by surgery with pinning or plating with early motion to prevent stiffness. Read more...