Fracture repair process

  1. The gap between the two bone ends fills with a blood clot (Hematoma formation)

  2. Fibrous tissue begins to fill this gap as well as new blood vessel formation and spongy bone trabeculae.

  3. Osteoblasts then migrate to the area and begin to mineralise the fracture site.

  4. Bone remodelling continues until it reaches its full strength approximately 2 to 6 months post injury depending on how the above healing stages have progressed, the site of fracture and stability.

Fracture repair process