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A 32-year-old member asked:

When broken bones heal does it get itchy?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Not typical: This is not typical, but since every individual is unique, it may be that your body reacts in that way.
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
The skin can: You may be immobilized in a cast after a fracture. The cast keeps your skin from sloughing normally which can cause itching. Also, increased blood flow in the area of our fracture can cause this as well.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes. I believe its -: Due to the skin cells under a cast or a splint, which accumulate under the cast/splint, causing itching. Normally without such covering, the skin cells fall off, during normal activities. After the fx heals and cast is removed, with normal washing, the skin cells are removed, so itching decreases in a few days.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Broken bones weaker after it heals?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
No, after it heals -: Completely, it as good as the others. Complete healing and consolidation of the bone might take several months. With age the healing process might slow down as well, but once they are healed, they are as good as new.
Last updated Jul 31, 2016

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