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Broken arm. Plaster cast being worn on a broken arm by a 2-year-old boy. He is being helped to get dressed. A cast is used to immobilise a broken bone after it has been reset. The immobilised bone is then left to heal. The bones of young children can heal very quickly, in as little as 3 weeks.
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