Basics of Bone Healing

I’ve had a few questions in regards to bone fractures and physical therapy. Here’s a simple explanation about the physiology and time frames when rehabilitating from bone fractures.

Hopefully, the physiology and the time frames of bone healing can help answer questions of when you are given the green light to wean away from a cast or splint, to begin weight bearing through your legs, and/or begin your physical therapy program as prescribed by your medical doctor (MD), doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO).

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