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Healing A Broken Arm



When the limb [arm] of a young child is broken, simple, radial or spiral, how long should it usually in a cast?


Your question can be answered by the orthopedic surgeon who is treating the child.  The time depends on the type of fracture, the child's age and an individual's healing.

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Robert Shapiro, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati