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How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

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Dr. Ronald Galyon answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

It varies with age, health, surrounding, and other factors. Very young children may heal a fracture in this little and 3- 4 weeks, while adults, average six weeks, with geriatrics eight weeks and longer.Healing is quicker with proper alignment and immobilization. Surrounding soft tissue damage and preexisting health issues often retard the healing process.

Answered Jul 27, 2013



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