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How long does it take to heal broken metacarpal bones?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6-8 weeks

Simple fracture of the metacarpal bone takes about 6-8 weeks to heel.
That assuming the bone is not out place, our have any complication factors.

In brief: 6-8 weeks

Simple fracture of the metacarpal bone takes about 6-8 weeks to heel.
That assuming the bone is not out place, our have any complication factors.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 6-8 weeks

Fully "heal" meaning the bone is united 6-8 weeks for an uncomplicated fracture.
Trauma with high energy and defects and open wounds longer low energy non-displaced fracture in an healthy person, a little faster get back to "normal" "heal" could be a few months at least.

In brief: 6-8 weeks

Fully "heal" meaning the bone is united 6-8 weeks for an uncomplicated fracture.
Trauma with high energy and defects and open wounds longer low energy non-displaced fracture in an healthy person, a little faster get back to "normal" "heal" could be a few months at least.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Depends

Different parts of the bone heal with different speeds due to blood supply to the bone.
Fractures closer to the joint but not in the joint can heal more rapidly due to better blood supply. Oblique fractures heal faster than transverse fractures due to more exposed bone surface.

In brief: Depends

Different parts of the bone heal with different speeds due to blood supply to the bone.
Fractures closer to the joint but not in the joint can heal more rapidly due to better blood supply. Oblique fractures heal faster than transverse fractures due to more exposed bone surface.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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