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Oblique fracture of the shin bone and travelling - 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 u
User :   Hello
User :   My son fell down and has got a fracture on his left shin bone
Doctor :   k
User :   we took an xray
User :   and the doc said that it was oblique somthing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   oblique fracture
Doctor :   of shin bone isit
User :   yes
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
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User :   Ok
User :   My son is 4 years old
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am wokring as a xxxxx
Doctor :   k
User :   I had planned to send him to xxxxx with my parents on may 4th
User :   Will he be able to travel in this condition?
User :   How long will it take to heal?
Doctor :   he can travel
Doctor :   depends on the patient condition
User :   ok
Doctor :   ur orthopedician is the best person to comment on his recovery
User :   ah ok
Doctor :   since he has physically examined
User :   He's not yet on a cast
Doctor :   ok
User :   the ortho is putting it this evening
Doctor :   isit open fracture
Doctor :   ok
User :   nope
User :   he was bandaged last night
Doctor :   k
User :   but he ripped it open after i came for work
Doctor :   any fever?
Doctor :   ok
User :   No fever
Doctor :   any swelling?
User :   No swellign on the shin, but by teh ankle there was a bit of swelling
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u need to immobilise
User :   Ok
Doctor :   immobilize the kid
Doctor :   he might injury the structures near by
User :   He doesnt move around much now
User :   ok
Doctor :   usually this shin bone fracture or tibia take long time to heal
User :   ohh
Doctor :   So that the bone can heal properly, you may need to use crutches and avoid placing any weight on the leg for several weeks
Doctor :   Closed fractures may take 5 to 6 months to heal
User :   Ok
Doctor :   like in ur sons case
User :   Ok
Doctor :   go to be careful since he is kid
User :   So i dont think i will send him for vacation
Doctor :   keep a eye on him
User :   Ok Doc
Doctor :   till it heals
Doctor :   take good care of him
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done. this form I send, and say when done.
User :   Ok. Will do that.
Doctor :   anything else u want to ask
User :   I am giving him Ibugesic plus tabs and a couple of others. should that be given till he is better?
Doctor :   u need to follow up well
Doctor :   that u need to consult ur orthopaedic surgeon
User :   ok
Doctor :   u can give him but it does carry adverse effect
Doctor :   so always when u give any medicine
Doctor :   u got to be careful
Doctor :   since he is kid,kids are sensitive
Doctor :   just like old age people
User :   Ok
Doctor :   proper dose and drugs
Doctor :   need to be given
User :   ok
User :   Thank you, Doc
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User :   Have a nice day! :)
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