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How long does it take for injured soft tissue in the hand to heal?

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

It depends on what soft tissue structure is injured.
The subcutaneuous tissues (below the skin), muscles, tendons and ligaments are all soft tissues. Tendon tears usually either require surgery or heal on their own in 6-8 weeks. Contusions (bruises) usually heal in 1-2 weeks. Most ligament sprains also heal in about 6 weeks. Of course, the severity and location play big roles in healing time.

In brief: It varies...

It depends on what soft tissue structure is injured.
The subcutaneuous tissues (below the skin), muscles, tendons and ligaments are all soft tissues. Tendon tears usually either require surgery or heal on their own in 6-8 weeks. Contusions (bruises) usually heal in 1-2 weeks. Most ligament sprains also heal in about 6 weeks. Of course, the severity and location play big roles in healing time.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Depends

Soft tissue injuries come in all shapes and sizes.
Depending on the injury will determine the length of time to recovery.

In brief: Depends

Soft tissue injuries come in all shapes and sizes.
Depending on the injury will determine the length of time to recovery.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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