A 16-year-old member asked:
When you break a bone is there anything you can do to make it heal faster before doctors operate?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: While there are no pills you can take to make your bones heal faster, living a healthy lifestyle does help. Smoking is a huge risk factor for poor healing. If you are a diabetic, maintaining good control of your blood sugar levels is also important.
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Podiatry 28 years experience
You can optimize : The conditions for healing, and avoid things known to delay healing, but you can't speed up the rate at which bone heals.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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