Broken Bone (Types of Bone Fractures) (cont.)

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What is the prognosis for a broken bone?

Fractures are a common injury, but the prognosis depends upon the bone that is broken, the location of the break, whether any complications exist and the underlying medical condition of the individual. Most arm and leg fractures heal well, and the goal is for the person to return to their baseline level of activity.

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Randsborg P, et al. Fractures in Children: Epidemiology and Activity – Specific Fracture Rates. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2013 Apr 03;95(7).


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/14/2014

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