Children break their bones either by falling or while playing a sport.
Children break their bones either by falling or while playing a sport. Sometimes, an unfortunate accident is also the reason behind fracture. Fractures are of two types: displaced and non-displaced.
Non-displaced fracture is when the broken parts of bone are lined up correctly. This type of fracture is harder to identify.
Displaced fracture is when the broken parts of bone are not lined up.
Symptoms of bone fracture:
Diagnosis: A fracture is diagnosed by doctors via X-rays. An X-ray can show where the break is and its type.
Treatment includes the use of cast, splint, or brace. These keep the broken bone from moving while it heals. Even the displaced broken bones often will heal straight over time. For the displaced bones, they are sometimes put back in place before the cast, splint, or brace is put on. This is done through a procedure called a ‘reduction’. This is also called "setting the bone."
There are two types of reductions:
New bone formation may take several weeks to months after a break, but full healing can take much longer time.
While waiting for medical help:
Things to keep in mind post treatment:
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