There are hundreds of bones in the human body. These bones are strong and rigid, but they can fracture if too much pressure is put on them.
Fractures, or broken bones, are very common in children—in fact, between 1.5 million and 2.2 million children are treated for fractures every year.
Adults can also break bones, but children have a leg up when it comes to recovery. A child’s bones are softer and more flexible, and they absorb shock better. His bone fracture probably won’t be quite as severe as the same fracture in an adult.