Broken hand…..how long to recover?
What type of break? I had a spiral fracture on the long bone between knuckle & wrist on my left ring finger.
They originally said 4 weeks but ended up being 6 before the cast was off, then a couple of physiology sessions.
Now the bone is noticeably shorter & my hand doesn't work as well as it did!Posted 7 years agojamesfifieldSubscriber
Depends what you've done: I had a boxer's fracture of the second metacarpal and was back playing rugby (with strapping admittedly) with 4 weeks. Having said that, it now looks like I don't have knuckle…Posted 7 years ago
Standard prescription is 4-6 weeks, though if you have something slightly more "exotic" then it will take longer. When you start taking tendons off then the time seems to grow exponentially.
My advice is to take it steady. Follow the doctor's orders. And GET WELL SOON!helsMember
Can depend on a lot of things, never in my case.
Spiral fracture to 3rd and 4th metacarpal, so needed surgery and pins. Very painful, imagine being put under and somebody hammering nails into your hand.
Some shocking after-care, massive scar tissue formation on the joints and I now only have about 50% grip on that hand. Luckily this is enough to ride a mountainbike as never had a death grip on the bars anyway and compensate with other arm, but it tires on long descents. Can't pick up a full kettle of water tho and have nearly killed the cat more than once dropping things in the kitchen.
So my advice would be to keep it moving as much as you can as soon as you can !! And see a physio NOW don't sit on a waiting list for 6 weeks until the damage is done…Posted 7 years agolandy813Member
Hows it going healing well i hope.
I smashed my metacarpal on Saturday where it joins the hamate on my pinky and maybe next finger along (x-ray not very clear) getting a k-wire or wires put in on Thursday. Got told the wire will be out after 3 weeks then cast on again for another 3 weeks. My boss will go ape when he is back off hols tomorrow.Posted 7 years agojaconconMember
All this stuff is good to know as i just broke my wrist today when i got hit by a car on my commute to work.Posted 7 years ago
Get my proper cast on tomorrow. I'm pretty gutted as i've waited six weeks on my mate getting his cast off after he too broke his wrist and i end up in a cast the same day he's out of his
Can't guarantee your injury is the same, mine took about 6 weeks before i could do anything functional with it, and even then I rushed into it too early and did myself a bit of damage… Hands are precision instruments so for the sake of a few weeks extra off the bike don't push it.Posted 7 years ago
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