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Hairline fracture in a 14 month old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hi doctor
User :   i wanna ask something regarding my son who is 14 months old
User :   last week he fell from the bed and sofa and his left arm used to pain whenever we held it.
User :   after noticing that we took him to a hospital for check up and they identified some thin hair fracture in his fore arm and applied a cast
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is fine
User :   so how long does the cast need to be kept?
Doctor :   it is kept for 4 to 6 wwks
Doctor :   and then it is reassessed
Doctor :   again by the doctor
User :   the duration cant be shorter?
Doctor :   the healing will take some time
Doctor :   though
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   The duration is to limit the disability
User :   he was reassessed by the doctor yesterday and said to keep it for another 2 weeks
Doctor :   of any form in the future
Doctor :   How many
Doctor :   weeks did the doc say intotal?
User :   1 week has already elapsed and he said to keep for another 2 weeks
Doctor :   yes 4 weeks is the time that is really spent to immobilise the limb
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