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What is the healing period for transverse fracture at the base of the right proximal fifth phalanx?

I have a transverse fracture at the base of the right proximal fifth phalanx which happened on September 30th, 2018. I have planned to walk for MS on November 2nd, 20 miles a day, total 50 in three days. Will it be sufficiently healed by then? 4 weeks and 4 days........
Tue, 13 Aug 2019
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Hello,

The fracture of the base of the fifth phalanx usually heals in 4-6 weeks if proper rest is given and the individual is healthy. It is better to wait for another 10 days and let it heal properly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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