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wrist injury in five year old

my son fell out of a tree yesterday and landed on his wrist. he was not that far off the ground maybe three feet, but he is complaining today of it hurting. he is playing but will sometimes stop and say it hurts and favor it for a little while. should i bring him to the doctor or wait and see what happens.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:21 AM on Jun. 17, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • If it isn't swollen or discolored I'd just keep an eye on it. He may have just strained it or slightly bruised it. If it later becomes swollen, discolored or if it gets to the point that he can't use his hand/wrist then I'd make an appointment to get it looked at

    Answer by sillyt at 10:51 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

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