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    Aug 11, 2016, 09:48 PM
    6 or 8 weeks for bone healing
    How come sometimes they leave a cast on for 6 weeks and other times for 8 weeks?
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    Aug 12, 2016, 02:58 AM
    All depends where the break is and how stable the bones are without being compromised by osteo and age.
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    Aug 12, 2016, 07:16 AM
    To add to what Tick said, it also depends on the kind of break. Was it a compound break? A greenstick fracture? Etc. Also, what bone was involve? Ulnar? Femoral?

    Too many variables to answer this completely.

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