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How Long Does it Take for a Broken Bone to Heal?

Broken bones (or fractures) have an amazing ability to heal, especially in children. New bone forms within a few weeks of the injury. Depending on the bone affected and type of break, full healing can take just a few months.

Casts and splints hold broken bones in place as they heal. Be sure to take care of the cast or splint so that it stays in good condition and doesn't rub the skin.

Usually, broken bones heal faster in kids than in adults. Within a few months, kids usually are back to all the activities they enjoyed before the broken bone.