A fracture can be considered as a synonym more or less because of the condition of the bones in both kinds of injuries. It means to say that there’s not much difference. It’s the most common injury a child may encounter few times in childhood. These injuries are minor and can be fixed just by a moulded cast unlike the major injuries in the car crashes or other incidents that has to be fixed conducting a surgery alone. A child’s bone has a thicker covering and is more flexible and capable of absorbing a shock in comparison with the adults.
“Green stick” fractures - The bone is bent like a green wood and only on one side
“Torus” fractures - Bone is twisted or weakened but not completely broken
“Bend” fractures - Bone is bent but not broken
“Complete” fracture - Bone is broken completely
When the growth plate in a bone is damaged, the bone does not heal properly which may decrease its growth or even may grow in a different angle. These growth plates are responsible for future growth. Hence, when your child has had a fracture regular follow ups with a paediatrician will enable you to know the state of the bones and the doctor too will guide you accordingly.
Home Treatment: Before you could get an appointment, wait at the clinic and meet the doctor, you can try a home remedy to relieve your child from discomfort. Few home remedies-
At Children Trauma Centre in Hyderabad, a paediatric doctor will do the following-