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I broke my third metacarpal. What is the expected recovery time?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: 6/8 weeks
Gennerally speaking, with normal healing under typical circumstances, return to light duty activities is commonly permitted by 6-8 weeks.

In brief: 6/8 weeks
Gennerally speaking, with normal healing under typical circumstances, return to light duty activities is commonly permitted by 6-8 weeks.
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Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 8 weeks
The metacarpal bones, if well aligned, will take 6-8 weeks to heal.
However, the bone will require another 4 weeks to remodel and to regain its original strength.

In brief: 8 weeks
The metacarpal bones, if well aligned, will take 6-8 weeks to heal.
However, the bone will require another 4 weeks to remodel and to regain its original strength.
Dr. Eon Shin
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