How long does a type 1 fracture take to heal?

How long does a type 1 fracture take to heal?

Most fractures heal in 6-8 weeks, but this varies tremendously from bone to bone and in each person based on many of the factors discussed above. Hand and wrist fractures often heal in 4-6 weeks whereas a tibia fracture may take 20 weeks or more. Healing time for fractures are divided into three phases: 1.

Do you need a cast for a Salter-Harris fracture?

Your child’s injury may need to be put in a cast or splint if a Salter-Harris fracture is known or suspected. This will help prevent more injury to the growth plate and surrounding bone. If the bone is not displaced (moved out of place), your child may get a cast to secure the bone as it heals.

How long does it take to recover from Salter-Harris fracture?

Usually, these fractures heal in four to six weeks. The length of time the injury remains immobilized in a cast or sling depends on the particular injury. Your child may need crutches to get around, if the injured limb shouldn’t be weight-bearing while it’s healing.

What is a Salter-Harris fracture 1?

A Salter-Harris type I fracture refers to a fracture line that runs straight across the growth plate, involving the cartilage without affecting the bone. Type I may cause the epiphysis, or the rounded end of the bone, to separate from the rest of the bone.

Does bone grow back after fracture?

But in the majority of cases, bone makes use of its remarkable ability to regenerate. This means that the new bone that fills the fracture closely resembles the bone before the injury, without a trace of a scar.

What is the concern of a Salter-Harris fracture?

The rarest form of Salter-Harris fracture, Type V happens when your child’s growth plate is compressed or crushed. Since this is a severe injury, it can lead to the hardening of the growth plate, leading to bone growth arrest. This means your child’s bone may not be able to continue growing.