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which treatment works the best and fastest for broken bone?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
See Orthopedist: Most broken bones need immobilization, which often means a cast.See the specialist.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
yes, but certain fractures either due to their location of due to fracture displacement might need a surgical procedure to obtain the best result.
Feb 14, 2012
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Nothing: Bone will heal at its own rate. Treatment involves aligning the broken ends so they heal straight. It can be done externally with a cast or fixator, or internally with surgical placement of pins, plates and rods. Which is done depends on many factors.

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What's the best way to speed healing of a broken bone?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Follow MDs direction: Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will work with oyu to maximized the healing potential for your specific fracture taking into account your overall medical well-being. Most fractures heal inabout 6 weeks. We really cannot "trick' mother nature and speed up the natural bone healing process. Avoiding issues that may slow down healing is best: wear splint/cast as directed and maintain a healthy diet.

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