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Bones in children and adults are different. Bones in children are more flexible, heal more quickly, and are undergoing rapid growth rates.

Because of these differences, children often experience so-called 'Greenstick fractures.' This is a fracture that is incomplete and deforms the bone, but does not fully disrupt the anatomy

Children also heal bones quickly, and more completely than adults. Furthermore, surgical treatment is often not needed to mend a younger persons bone.

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