How Broken Bones Heal
Broken bones (or fractures) have an amazing ability to heal, especially in young people. New bone forms within a few weeks of the injury. Depending on the exact bone and type of break, full healing can take just a few months.
How Bones Heal
Broken bones have an amazing ability to heal, especially in children. New bone forms within a few weeks of the injury, although full healing can take longer.
How Do Casts & Splints Help Broken Bones Heal?
How Can I Help My Bone Heal?
To help your broken bone heal:
- Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of calcium and vitamin D.
- Take good care of the cast or splint.
- Rest and/or do any exercises that your doctor recommends.
Broken bones are common in teens. Most breaks heal well, and within a few months you'll be back to all the things you did before the injury.