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How long will you need painkillers for a broken hand?

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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Variable

Depends on how bad things are and how you yourself seem to take pain.
Some patients barely use any pain killers. Some use unreasonable amounts. Typical is about 3-6 weeks.

In brief: Variable

Depends on how bad things are and how you yourself seem to take pain.
Some patients barely use any pain killers. Some use unreasonable amounts. Typical is about 3-6 weeks.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. Christopher Henley
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: About six weeks

A bone heals in six weeks in most cases.
Once the bone heals the bone stops hurting, so you won't need painkillers at that point (probably much sooner). Sometimes the joints are sore during therapy after the bone heals, so you may need painkillers for a brief period during therapy.

In brief: About six weeks

A bone heals in six weeks in most cases.
Once the bone heals the bone stops hurting, so you won't need painkillers at that point (probably much sooner). Sometimes the joints are sore during therapy after the bone heals, so you may need painkillers for a brief period during therapy.
Dr. Christopher Henley
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