Bones

When a bone breaks it is called a fracture. See this section for information about different types of fractures and their treatments. There is also information about Perthes disease - a disease of the hip joint.
 

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There are different types of fractures. Your child's treatment will depend on the type of fracture, and where it is.

Plasters (also called casts or plaster casts) and splints allow the broken bone time to rest and heal.

Plasters (also called casts or plaster casts) and splints allow the fracture time to rest and heal.