Hand Fractures

How long does it take to recover from a broken hand?
You will likely have a follow-up exam 1 to 3 weeks after your injury. For severe fractures, you may need physical therapy after your splint or cast is removed. You can usually return to work or sports activities about 6 to 8 weeks after the fracture.
What can you do for a broken hand?
Brace, cast, or splint: A brace, cast, or splint may be used to decrease your handmovement. These work to hold the broken bones in place, decrease pain, and prevent further damage to your hand. Finger strapping: If you have a broken finger, your broken finger may be strapped or taped to the finger next to it.