Your child's pain from a broken (fractured) bone should get much better almost right after the doctor fixes the fracture. But your child may have some bone pain or aching for 2 to 3 weeks.
How soon your child can return to a normal routine depends on how long it takes the bone to heal.
Healthy habits can help your child heal. Give your child a variety of healthy foods. And don't smoke around him or her.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for your child to recover. But each child recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to help your child get better as quickly as possible.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: March 21, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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