A 12-year-old male asked:
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how long does a greenstick fracture take to heal?

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Dr. Laurie Glasser
28 years experience Sports Medicine
It depends : It depends. In general we cast for at least 3 weeks but it depends on where the fracture is located. Check with your doctor for the specifics of your fracture.
Answered on Jul 17, 2016
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Depends: It depends on which bone is broken.
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Depends on age: If an infant, fractures heal very fast. May be as soon as 2-3 weeks.
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See below: 4 to 6 weeks.
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4-6 weeks total time: Healing of such a common pediatric fracture is expected by 4-6 weeks. Healing is confirmed once there is no further pain over the fracture site.

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