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Lower leg mild fracture
My granddaughter is 5 years old. Yesterday she got hurt while playing in swing. We rushed to see doctor and was advised to take x ray whoch showed mild fracture in lower leg. They have put plaster. They said to give paracetamol 6 hrs once if she gets pain. She cries a lot as she is not able to turn while sleeping. Also she shouts in pain. We are giving paracetamol as recommended. How long does the pain persists? Doctor said to come after 3 days. How long will it take to heal? She wants to get down from bed and tells to remove plaster. She is not able to understand. Pls tell us what to do and what not to do. Doctor said fracture is mild.
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It appears that the plaster cast is not proper. Kindly take the child to a hospital. Your grand daughter may need a change of plaster.
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Hello, Please be assured the fracture pain can be severe even if the fracture may be small. Immobilisation of the limb and elevation of the limb is important to reduce pain. Along with the same it is very important that you apply ice to the affected area frequently for first 72 hours or 3 days to control the pain. Apply for 10-15 minutes at one site.
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Apply ice frequently, children tend to be active so will require elevation of the limb by putting pillow under the affected leg for swelling to come down.
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Want X-ray in children healing and remodelling capacity will be high don’t worry
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