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How long does it usually take a metacarpal fracture to heal?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6-8 weeks

Generally speaking, most fractures heal within 6-8 weeks but limited and protected range of motion may be perfmitted under the supervision of a therapist.

In brief: 6-8 weeks

Generally speaking, most fractures heal within 6-8 weeks but limited and protected range of motion may be perfmitted under the supervision of a therapist.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Aileen Shieu
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 4-6 weeks

Metacarpal fractures take about 4-6 weeks to heal, with proper casting or splinting.
For simple fractures, patients are usually allowed to return to regular activity after 6-8 weeks.

In brief: 4-6 weeks

Metacarpal fractures take about 4-6 weeks to heal, with proper casting or splinting.
For simple fractures, patients are usually allowed to return to regular activity after 6-8 weeks.
Dr. Aileen Shieu
Dr. Aileen Shieu
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1 comment
Dr. Robert Gluck
Agree. Will also depend to some degree on the type of fracture ie configuration, open or closed, etc... not to mention location i.e ends of the bone have better blood supply than the middle of the shaft.
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