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A few weeks ago a snowboard fell on my shin. Now there is a dent on the bone. Will it eventually heal so it would be safe to train martial arts?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Dent in shin

It may take from three to six weeks to heal a fracture with a callous formation.
If you don't have pain prognosis is good. X rays help to assure that the fracture has healed. An orthopedic or sports injury physician should clear you to start martial arts. If you have no pain or range of motion abnormalities you may protect yourself with some soft elastic brace to support your soft tissue.

In brief: Dent in shin

It may take from three to six weeks to heal a fracture with a callous formation.
If you don't have pain prognosis is good. X rays help to assure that the fracture has healed. An orthopedic or sports injury physician should clear you to start martial arts. If you have no pain or range of motion abnormalities you may protect yourself with some soft elastic brace to support your soft tissue.
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