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A 44-year-old member asked:

willsleeping more help a fractured bone to deal faster?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Not really: A fracture will take a certain amount of time to heal depending on the type and location if you are a healthy individual, there is not much you can really do to make it heal faster if you have some medical or electrolyte or vitamin deficiencies, you might benefit from having those corrected first.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
No: Not at all. Unless, the fracture is in your foot and this keeps you off of your foot.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there a difference between a broken and a fractured bone?

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Dr. Eon Shin
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Hand Surgery 20 years experience
No: They are one and the same!
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a cracked bone and a fractured bone?

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Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
None.: A cracked bone is a fractured bone. A cracked bone simply describes a fracture that is probably less severe (e.g. A "hairline" fracture).
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the bulging deposit that forms around the area of the break during the healing of a fractured bone?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
A callus: The bone with a fracture heals with a callus. That is the bodies attempt to create an internal cast. This is strong enough to allow a broken bone to be out of a cast. This usually takes six weeks in the arms and longer in the legs.
A 39-year-old member asked:

When will you know if your fractured bone has healed?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
X-ray: You need an x-ray to determine fracture healing. See an orthopedic surgeon.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for somebody to not know that they have a fractured bone?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Yes: A stress fracture may go undetected if there is minimal swelling around the bone -periosteum.

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