What is a Fracture?

A "fracture" is another word for a broken bone. There are different types of fractures. The type of fracture depends on which bone breaks and how it breaks.

What are the symptoms of a fracture?

How are fractures treated?

Treatment depends on the type of fracture and how severe it is. The first step is diagnosing, which is done with a physical exam of the area, X-ray, and possibly a CT/MRI.  Once the diagnosis is made treatment typically involves the following:

How long does it take for bones to heal?

Bones take 6-8 weeks on average to heal, depending on the type of fracture. Healing time also depends on the person; children who are healthy tend to heal faster than older adults with medical problems and those who smoke. 

How can I improve the healing process?

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