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Do broken bones in the leg grow back stronger after they are break?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Not usually

A leg bone fracture will appear on x-ray to have more calcium in the healing area (for a while), but a bone's strength depends on the microscopic structure inside the bone, not just the amount of calcium. In a growing child, a well-healed bone can be stronger 6 months after the break, than before the break, because the child is now older so all his bones should be stronger than 6 months earlier.

In brief: Not usually

A leg bone fracture will appear on x-ray to have more calcium in the healing area (for a while), but a bone's strength depends on the microscopic structure inside the bone, not just the amount of calcium. In a growing child, a well-healed bone can be stronger 6 months after the break, than before the break, because the child is now older so all his bones should be stronger than 6 months earlier.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Bone healing

Yes, a fully healed bone generally heals 3 times stronger in the area of healed fracture than non fractured bone.

In brief: Bone healing

Yes, a fully healed bone generally heals 3 times stronger in the area of healed fracture than non fractured bone.
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