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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can broken or fractured bones heal by themselves ?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Broken / Fractures: do heal by themselves BUT you need to make sure that they are in place to heal properly. If out of alignment you will have problems. Please see a doctor. Do not let them heal w/out seeing a doctor. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Some can: Some fractures can heal in their own without any medical attention. Other types of fractures will not heal (non Union) or heal in a bad position with a poor outcome (malunion) unless appropriate care is rendered.
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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
Dr. Eon Shinanswered
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
No: They are one and the same!
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How long until fractured funny bone heals?

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Dr. Guy Fogel
45 years experience
Ulna or humerus: Depends on the location of the break but usually 6 weeks.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What could happen if you left a broken or fractured bone untreated?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Some time it heal: By it self some time it dose not . 1-nonhealing. 2-healed with deformity which to limited mobility or limited function. 3-it could growth disturbance of the bone. 4-it cause cosmetic problem. 5-it could effect the nerve function. 6-it could joint dysfunction.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long should you think it would take to heal a fractured bone?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Depends: It depends on what bone it is.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the amount of time it takes to heal a fractured bone?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 10 years experience
6 to 8 weeks: For a healthy individual, bone normally takes 6-8 weeks to heal. If the break was severe and resulted in gapping of the fracture segments, it may take longer to bridge the gap.
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