There are things you and your child can do to aid in the speedy healing of your child's new bone.

Eating Healthy

Proper nutrition keeps the rest of the body in good shape for the extra physical and emotional demands and helps bones heal. A well-balanced diet with the right amount of protein, minerals and vitamins is needed for healthy tissue and wound healing. Have your child take a multi-vitamin with extra calcium every day. Throughout the process, your child should avoid drinking colas and other soft drinks that contain a lot of phosphoric acid because the acid decreases the amount of calcium the body absorbs.

Avoiding Smoke

Avoid smoking, and avoid areas where your child will be exposed to secondary smoke. The nicotine in cigarettes interferes with bone formation and harms the body's ability to heal.