A broken arm or wristis usually caused by a Falls onto an outstretched arm.It typically takes aboutsix toeight weeks to heal in adults, and less time in children.

Doctors refer to all breaks or cracks inbones as fractures.

Go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department if you think you or your child has broken a bone. If the injury is severe, dial 999 for an ambulance.

Ifit feels like only a minor fractureand it is not an emergency, it may be more appropriate to go to a minor injuries unit .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 2 Jun 2016