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How many days would it take for a thumb fracture to heal?
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Depends
On where it is, joint involvement, etc.
Hand fractures properly cared for usually heal in 3-4 weeks. Stiffness after being immobilized too long is much more frequent than problems with fracture healing.

In brief: Depends
On where it is, joint involvement, etc.
Hand fractures properly cared for usually heal in 3-4 weeks. Stiffness after being immobilized too long is much more frequent than problems with fracture healing.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Jonathan Sollender
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: 3 weeks
A fracture on the tip of the finger wont require hardly any time to heal, and will be sore while you use your hand.
On the other hand (pun intended), a fracture closer to your wrist may take 3-4 weeks before safe to recover use of your hand. It may even require surgery, which can accelerate healing and minimize immobilization (read immobilization as future stiffness). If broken, see a doctor.

In brief: 3 weeks
A fracture on the tip of the finger wont require hardly any time to heal, and will be sore while you use your hand.
On the other hand (pun intended), a fracture closer to your wrist may take 3-4 weeks before safe to recover use of your hand. It may even require surgery, which can accelerate healing and minimize immobilization (read immobilization as future stiffness). If broken, see a doctor.
Dr. Jonathan Sollender
Dr. Jonathan Sollender
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