2 doctors weighed in:

How long does it take to partially heal a boxer's fracture?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Partially heal?

I'm not sure what you are asking.
A fracture can take 4 - 8 weeks to heal depending on your age and health status.

In brief: Partially heal?

I'm not sure what you are asking.
A fracture can take 4 - 8 weeks to heal depending on your age and health status.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Thank
Dr. Jonathan Sollender
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 3 weeks

In general the fractured pieces stick together (like glue hardening) by 3 weeks to the point that daily use is possible, though sore.
Generally splinting for 3 weeks is enough time for a soft connection to hold the bone in one piece, thus allowing recovery of range of motion, strengthening and working with the injury to take place. Each fracture is different, so check with your hand surgeon.

In brief: 3 weeks

In general the fractured pieces stick together (like glue hardening) by 3 weeks to the point that daily use is possible, though sore.
Generally splinting for 3 weeks is enough time for a soft connection to hold the bone in one piece, thus allowing recovery of range of motion, strengthening and working with the injury to take place. Each fracture is different, so check with your hand surgeon.
Dr. Jonathan Sollender
Dr. Jonathan Sollender
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors