Hand surgery to repair a tendon in the hand can take up to 12 weeks for recovery, according to Healthline. Recovery time after surgery to repair a metacarpal fracture can range from six weeks to a few months for full recovery, states the Raleigh Hand Center.
After metacarpal fracture repairs, most patients can function normally within two months of the surgery, according to the Raleigh Hand Center. Stiffness is common after hand surgery, states Healthline. Physical therapy is typically recommended to return hand movement safely. After a tendon repair, treatment to reduce scar tissue is sometimes necessary, as scar tissue can inhibit movement of the tendon.