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Healing speeds

Having been so unutterably lucky as to have never broken a bone , I don't know how long one takes to heal. I specifically am curious about a broken arm - not a compound fracture, just a simple break.

 

 

Re: Healing speeds

Be sure to check out Yllyn's set of articles on wounds, fractures and head injuries in the Research Article section. They are all under the topic "Medicine".

Ang

 

 

Re: Healing speeds

Celandine, assuming a relatively healthy person, not elderly, 6 weeks is a good estimate. A child might be faster, about 4 to 6 weeks for a 10 year old.

 

 

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On the other hand, a young and relatively healthy person with a problem of calcium accumulation might take 6 weeks to heal a broken arm and 8+ weeks to heal a broken leg. Besides the fact that they'll be frequently spraining an ankle, a wrist, spliting a finger, dislocating a knee-cap...

 

 

Re: Healing speeds

Ouch!

Yllyn

 

 

Re: Healing speeds

Ouch indeed. ^_^

Should've listened my mom and drank more milk when I was younger.

 

 

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