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Child has increasing pain during evenings post corrective leg surgery, screams due to unbearable pain, no relief with medicines. Help?

Young child(8 year oldfemale) has recently (2 weeks ago) has undergone corrective leg surgery to straighten both legs, and is in full leg casts. Child is not able to communicate or speak (birth condition), and is experiencing severe pain increasing in the eveings and during the night. Pain remedies are not affecting the pain. Child simply screams - constantly. I believe that she may be experiencing muscle spasms/ severe muscle cramps which will touch of the incision area making the pain much worse. Would you concur? What is recommended in this situation? When we have Charlie Horse cramps we can massage it out or walk it off, the poor child cannot do either. Would an anti-spasmotic be affective? Thank you, Carolle Anderson
Asked On : Sun, 16 Sep 2012
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Sports Medicine Specialist 's  Response
pain is normal at this stage after 2 weeks after operation dont worry .he must move his toes to improve circulations in lower limb and move his lower limb active free exercise on bed to improve muscle power and he should take physiotherapy sessions
Answered: Sun, 16 Sep 2012
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