Bone and fracture healing

Bone healing, or fracture healing, is a proliferative physiological procedure in which the body facilitates the healing of a bone fracture.

Generally bone fracture treatment consists of a doctor falling (pushing) displaced bones back into place via relocation with or without anaesthetic, stabilizing their position to aid union, and then waiting for the bone's natural healing process to happen.

Adequate nutrient intake has been initiate to significantly affect the integrity of the fracture repair. Age, Bone type, drug therapy and pre existing bone pathology are causes which affect healing. The role of bone healing is to create new bone without a scar as seen in other tissues which would be a structural weakness or deformity.

The process of the entire regeneration of the bone can depend on the angle of dislocation or fracture. While the bone formation usually spans the entire duration of the healing process, in some instances, bone marrow within the fracture has healed two or fewer weeks before the final remodelling phase.

While immobilization and surgery may facilitate healing, a fracture ultimately heals through physiological processes. The healing method is mainly determined by the periosteum (the connective tissue membrane covering the bone). The periosteum is one source of precursor cells which develop into chondroblasts and osteoblasts that are important to the healing of bone. The bone marrow (when present), endosteum, small blood vessels, and fibroblasts are other sources of precursor cells 

  • Anatomy of bone
  • Growth of a long bone
  • Blood supply of bones
  • Fracture healing
  • Healing of cancellous bones
  • Primary and secondary bone healing
  • Factors affecting fracture healing

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