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Children's Fractures and Trauma

Fractures or broken bones are common childhood injuries due to increased activity levels and growing bones.

upper limb fracture

Most fractures heal well and cause no ongoing or long-term complications.

Childhood fractures usually occur after a fall. Broken bones heal quite quickly in children.  

They usually only have to stay in cast for 4-8 weeks. In this time the body has had time to lay down a thick layer of new bone around the fracture to keep it secure and in place.

We have put together useful information and advice on the recovery of different fractures and trauma, including exercises you can do at home.


Dislocated Knee Cap

Patella dislocation

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