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A 5 year old child gets hit by a car. The resulting impact breaks both bones in the lower leg, a few inches above the ankle. Child is placed in a full leg cast from mid thigh down over the toes.
A month goes by.
Child is taken back to the doctor to evaluate the healing process. More X-rays clearly show that the bone is BARELY healed. There is SOME healing above and below the fracture sites, but the original fracture is still quite visible. And, the X-ray's show that the bone is healing crooked and the leg is no longer straight.
With that information, how the HELL does the child go home with no cast??!? The parents and the child are told that the child is to walk carefully until there is no pain. Then the child can try jumping and running.
At this point the child can't even walk normally, the knee has stiffened up, making the child walk the same as if the cast was still on. Yes, the child has already been weight bearing on the original cast.
Please help me understand?
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