A 18-year-old member asked:
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what's the difference between a broken arm and a fractured arm?

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Same thing: "fractured" is just the medical term for broken.
Answered on Sep 16, 2017
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The same: They are the same.Thank you.
Answered on Sep 16, 2017
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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6 weeks: Most fractures will heal within 6 weeks, but sometimes less time, and other times more.

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