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How long does a broken 4th metacarpal generally take to heal?

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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends on the break

It depends on the location of the fracture and how much comminution there is.
Hand fractures are a little different from other fractures, as non-healing is much less of a problem than stiffness. X-rays typically lag behind what is really going on, so once the fracture is non-painful when tapped upon, it is healed (usually 2 weeks in children and 3-4 weeks in adults.) avoid stiffness!

In brief: Depends on the break

It depends on the location of the fracture and how much comminution there is.
Hand fractures are a little different from other fractures, as non-healing is much less of a problem than stiffness. X-rays typically lag behind what is really going on, so once the fracture is non-painful when tapped upon, it is healed (usually 2 weeks in children and 3-4 weeks in adults.) avoid stiffness!
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 4th metacarpal fract

With proper immobilization about 6-10 weeks.

In brief: 4th metacarpal fract

With proper immobilization about 6-10 weeks.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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In brief: 6 weeks

Nearly all injuries will heal in 6 weeks.

In brief: 6 weeks

Nearly all injuries will heal in 6 weeks.
Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
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