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A 31-year-old member asked:

How strong are broken bones after they heal compared to before break?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Just as strong: Fractured bones, in an otherwise healthy, well-nourished person should heal uneventfully if the fracture is reduced and immobilized adequately for enough time to allow healing. The strength of the healed bone should be essentially equal to the strength before the injury occurred.
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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Strong!!: It depends, but once a bone is healed usually it is as strong or stronger than before you broke it. There are many other factors that go into answering the question, like was surgery necessary to fix the bone and how was it fixed, how old you were when you broke the bone, etc...
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Will broken bones ever repair as strong as before the break?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayesanswered
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: If you have an adequate ingestion of food, with all the minerals and vitamins, the repair will be even stronger than before.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Broken bones weaker after it heals?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
No, after it heals -: Completely, it as good as the others. Complete healing and consolidation of the bone might take several months. With age the healing process might slow down as well, but once they are healed, they are as good as new.
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Last updated Apr 14, 2020

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