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A 43-year-old female asked about a female:

Can kid swim competitively 2 weeks after a small spine t11 bone fracture? one doctor said backstroke and breast strokes are fine and maybe freestyle.

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Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Better wait: It is better to postpone swimming for another 3-4 weeks ,to allow the healing of fracture.The movements of body during swimming may delay healing and pain may increase or persists longer.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Depends on what the small bone is. Vertebral bodies R 1 large bone & only a few Fx need only some time as they do not cause instability. They R tip of spinous process &Xverse process Fx. Get clearance from a spine surgeon. In a "kid", ,age is also an important factor. The wrong decision will last a lifetime!
Jul 14, 2014

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