My daughter fell off her friends scooter while camping with them and broke her wrist she had a cast for just over a week then she had a follow up appointment well the cast was really loose so they took it off and put a new one on then they noticed when they took it off the person that put it on didn't put the blue tape on the inside (protects the skin when they cut the cast) they did report it then the doctor also noticed her wrist was not set right so the bone started growing wrong so he tried the best he could to set it right she wore the cast for another 2 weeks (she just barely cracked the bone) she went and had it taken off. The dr said it was fixed, but the bone is still soft so they put her into a splint which she has to wear for a couple weeks. Thing is she still complains of it hurting, they told her some exercises to do to get to moving her wrist (she started it yesterday), but she complains of it hurting still and it cracks when she moves it. Plus the bone you can tell wasn't set right. The dr said that because she is still growing her bones are still growing so it will fix itself in 6 months he said he seen worse ones that fixed themselves. Is this true or should I get a second opinion? This is also the hand she writes with (her left). Everyone is telling me I should get a second opinion. What will they do to fix it if it doesn't heal?
Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:44 PM on Aug. 3, 2013
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Answer by missanc at 11:12 AM on Aug. 3, 2013
X-rays of healthy wrist bones varied by ages. Notice in the 8 year old how very few of the bones touch. The epiphyseal plates have not finished growing and connected to the long bones yet either. Kids are resilient and bones grow straight so as long as it was set then YES, it will correct itself over time as the bones grow.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:27 PM on Aug. 3, 2013
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