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Advice please? My 9yr old son has a closed fracture of his thumb. Will ortho cast it or leave it splinted?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Variable

Some types of fractures are more like dents in a tubular structure like a soda can, these need no cast but might benefit from a splint or cast for control of discomfort.
Some closed fractures will cross through a growth plate at that age and might need surgery to pin the pieces in proper position, followed by casting.Your doc will decide.

In brief: Variable

Some types of fractures are more like dents in a tubular structure like a soda can, these need no cast but might benefit from a splint or cast for control of discomfort.
Some closed fractures will cross through a growth plate at that age and might need surgery to pin the pieces in proper position, followed by casting.Your doc will decide.
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