Request Appointment

How Bones Heal

Bone is living tissue made up of cells. When a bone breaks, cells in the blood rush to the fractured area. These cells grow into new bone. Bones heal through a gradual process called remodeling. The length of this process depends on the type of fracture and how well the injury is cared for.

Broken bone showing blood clot forming at break.

Broken bone showing fibers forming in blood clot at break.

Broken bone showing callus forming at break.

Broken bone showing healed fracture.


Was this helpful?

Yes No

Tell us more.

Check all that apply.

Last question: How confident are you filling out medical forms by yourself?

Not at all A little Somewhat Quite a bit Extremely

Thank You!

 Visit Other Fairview Sites 
(c) 2012 Fairview Health Services. All rights reserved.