Bone Fractures

Child-Friendly Care For Fractured Bones

We Give Expert Care for Bone Fractures in Children

At POBAR, we understand that your child’s bone health is a priority to you as a parent. Bone fractures, or breaks, occur when there is a crack or a complete break in a bone. They are commonly caused by trauma, such as falls, accidents, or sports injuries. It’s crucial not to leave fractures untreated as they can lead to complications like improper healing, deformities, or impaired mobility. At POBAR, we specialize in pediatric orthopedics and provide expert care for bone fractures in children, ensuring proper diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care to promote optimal healing and long-term function.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Symptoms necessitating medical intervention: Severe pain, swelling, and deformity at the site of injury. Diagnosis process at POBAR: Our specialists will conduct a thorough physical examination and may use X-rays or other imaging tests to confirm the fracture.

Treatment options:

  • Immobilization with a cast or splint: Restricts movement to allow the bone to heal properly.
  • Surgical intervention: In complex fractures, surgery may be required to realign the bones and stabilize the fracture with internal fixation.

Recovery Time And Treatment Aftercare

The recovery time for bone fractures varies depending on the severity and location of the fracture. Simple fractures may take around 6-8 weeks to heal, while more complex fractures may require several months.

Treatment Aftercare:

  • Follow the prescribed immobilization period: Immobilizing the fractured bone allows for proper alignment and healing.
  • Attend physical therapy sessions: Physical therapy helps restore strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the affected limb, reducing the risk of stiffness and muscle weakness.

Your Questions Answered

What are the common causes of bone fractures in children?

Bone fractures in children are often caused by falls, sports injuries, or trauma. Preventive measures such as ensuring a safe environment and proper supervision can help reduce the risk.

Are there any measures I can take to reduce my child's risk of bone fractures?

Encouraging regular physical activity, a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, and safety precautions during play and sports can help prevent fractures. For expert evaluation and treatment, consider consulting with POBAR

My child broke a bone in the past. Are they more susceptible to fractures in the future?

Previous fractures may increase the risk of future ones, especially with weakened bones or certain medical conditions. Monitoring bone health and implementing preventive measures is crucial. POBAR can provide expert evaluation and management for your child’s bone health.

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Step 2: Padding is applied, either waterproof or non-waterproof

Step 3: The first layer of fiberglass is applied

Step 4: The sock is folded down to expose fingers/toes

Step 5: A second layer of fiberglass is applied, we can add a pattern or glitter at this point!

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