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How long does it take for a broken hand to recover?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
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In brief: It varies...

Recovery from a broken hand depends on many factors: severity and location of the fracture, compliance with the prescribed form of immobilization (cast, splint), age of the patient and other negative healing factors such as the presence of diabetes or smoking.
Metacarpal fractures are the most common type of hand fracture, and most heal in about 6 weeks.

In brief: It varies...

Recovery from a broken hand depends on many factors: severity and location of the fracture, compliance with the prescribed form of immobilization (cast, splint), age of the patient and other negative healing factors such as the presence of diabetes or smoking.
Metacarpal fractures are the most common type of hand fracture, and most heal in about 6 weeks.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Depends

The kind fo fracture and injury makes the difference between an easy reocovery and one more protracted.

In brief: Depends

The kind fo fracture and injury makes the difference between an easy reocovery and one more protracted.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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