How Long Does it Take for a Broken Bone to Heal?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifHow long does a broken bone take to heal? Find out!how quickly do broken bones heal, broken arm, broken leg, broken bones, fractured, fracture, cast, fractures heal, broken bones, healing broken bones, getting a cast, casts, fractures, wear a cast, sports injuries, bones, bone x-rays, ortho, orthopedics, orthopedist, xrays, taking care of a cast, sprains, strains, broken, greenstick, compound, types of fractures, CD1Osteogenesis Imperfecta10/06/200306/20/201806/20/2018Amy W. Anzilotti, MD05/25/20181c4247f3-deef-4ce5-a412-f93eb0ac97adhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/broken-arm.html/<p><em>Today my son fell at the playground and broke his arm. How long will the bone take to heal?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Debra</em></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/b-bone.html/">Broken bones</a> have an amazing ability to heal, especially in children. New bone forms within a few weeks of the injury, although full <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fractures-heal.html/">healing</a> can take longer.</p> <p>Your son's arm was probably put in a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/casts.html/">cast</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/splints.html/">splint</a>. Casts and splints hold broken bones in place as they heal. Be sure to <a class="kh_anchor">take care of the cast</a> or splint so that it stays in good condition and doesn't cause skin irritation.</p> <p>A broken bone is a common, treatable childhood injury. Most breaks heal well. Within a few months, kids usually are back to all the activities they enjoyed before the broken bone.</p>
Broken BonesWhat happens when you break a bone?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/broken-bones.html/fe9a644f-2c79-45eb-a47c-144055624af7
CastsSome injuries will heal best if a cast is used. Find out how they work and how to take care of them in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/casts.html/06797b29-b2dc-4069-acb0-7f1ba6981cfb
First Aid: Broken BonesA broken bone needs emergency medical care. Here's what to do if you think your child just broke a bone.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/broken-bones-sheet.html/421bf2cd-ba6b-4220-a1bb-a52eddb36fc5
Getting an X-ray (Video)You'll get an X-ray if your doctor thinks you might have a broken bone. Find out how X-rays are done in this video for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/video-xray.html/2eab3ac0-5920-4bee-8d0d-a8f818fe6301
How Broken Bones HealBroken bones have an amazing ability to heal, especially in kids. Full healing can take time, but new bone usually forms a few weeks after an injury.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fractures-heal.html/0ec4eb9b-2074-4d95-b35a-acf2a7e4deb4
SplintsA splint is a support device that keeps an injured area from moving. Doctors often use splints to hold bones and joints in place so they can heal after a fracture.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/splints.html/d1dea6fe-9091-4736-b9a3-4f92d6a96ab9
Your BonesWhere would you be without your bones? Learn more about the skeletal system in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bones.html/ba77b482-c6eb-47da-90a4-3cb148f38f4d
kh:age-allAgesOrAgeAgnostickh:clinicalDesignation-orthopedicsNonSportsMedkh:clinicalDesignation-orthopedicsSportsMedkh:genre-qAndAkh:primaryClinicalDesignation-orthopedicsNonSportsMedSports Injurieshttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-medicine-center/injuries/d39a4016-156b-42e2-bf20-64657c4f2104Medical Conditions Q&Ahttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/question/medical/013379b2-4069-48d3-b104-08e298eaf1b4