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What is the downtime for a broken hand that requires surgery?

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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Depends

Depends on exactly what the surgery or bone is.
Metacarpal fractures and surgeries seem to heal very quickly -- 4 weeks even. It also depends on what you're planning to do with your hand. Using a computer or driving is relatively quick to get back to doing. Swinging a sledge hammer, of course, will require more time.

In brief: Depends

Depends on exactly what the surgery or bone is.
Metacarpal fractures and surgeries seem to heal very quickly -- 4 weeks even. It also depends on what you're planning to do with your hand. Using a computer or driving is relatively quick to get back to doing. Swinging a sledge hammer, of course, will require more time.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Varies

3 wk-- forever.

In brief: Varies

3 wk-- forever.
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