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How long is the recovery time after a wrist fracture?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
11 doctors agree

In brief: Different degrees

A wrist fracture take a different amount of time to heal however a good general rule for most wrist fractures that need treatment either casting or surgery is that it's a 3 to 4 month process of healing and feeling better; say it takes a year before the wrist feels more normal obviously The type of fracture the degree of injury and ones general health affects all

In brief: Different degrees

A wrist fracture take a different amount of time to heal however a good general rule for most wrist fractures that need treatment either casting or surgery is that it's a 3 to 4 month process of healing and feeling better; say it takes a year before the wrist feels more normal obviously The type of fracture the degree of injury and ones general health affects all
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

It varies based upon a more specific description of the fracture and also individual characteristics of the patient as well.
A very general guideline would be to say that many wrist fractures heal by 8-12 weeks and then are fairly recovered by 6-8 weeks after it heals. Don't hesitate to discuss the specifics of your case with your orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Varies

It varies based upon a more specific description of the fracture and also individual characteristics of the patient as well.
A very general guideline would be to say that many wrist fractures heal by 8-12 weeks and then are fairly recovered by 6-8 weeks after it heals. Don't hesitate to discuss the specifics of your case with your orthopedic surgeon.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Variable

You do not mention what kind of fracture or how old you are.
Children and adolescents heal a lot faster than older adults.

In brief: Variable

You do not mention what kind of fracture or how old you are.
Children and adolescents heal a lot faster than older adults.
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