Managing Your Child’s Broken Bone
posted by The Live Better Team | June 15, 2018
Shortly after an injury occurs, the goal is to limit pain and make your child as comfortable as you can.
If it appears that the bone is broken, seek medical care immediately.
In certain fracture cases, the doctor might determine that only a splint is required to keep the bone in place. They’ll place this over a layer of cotton, then use basic straps to keep it in place.
In most cases, though, a cast will be needed. These will usually be made of a thick plaster or a synthetic product. Keep in mind that your child may experience the following:
After a few days or weeks, pain symptoms will reduce and your child will begin settling into a normal routine and looking to get back to their activities. Important recommendations for parents during the healing period include:
Your doctor can offer additional treatment and home recommendations for a broken bone in your child.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.