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How do I know to take my son to the dr. After falling on it while skating? No bones are visable changed, but he thinks it's broken.
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
4 doctors agree
In brief: Get an xray
You do not have to have any visual deformity of an extremity in order to demonstrate a fracture! if a fracture is suspected then please get an xray.
On a personal note: when my then 5 year old daughter fractured her elbow =nothing visible showed up on the skin--but she cried in pain all night before we took her into urgent care! --oops.

In brief: Get an xray
You do not have to have any visual deformity of an extremity in order to demonstrate a fracture! if a fracture is suspected then please get an xray.
On a personal note: when my then 5 year old daughter fractured her elbow =nothing visible showed up on the skin--but she cried in pain all night before we took her into urgent care! --oops.
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Take him to Dr.
You should take him. If he thinks it is broken he absolutely should be evaluated with a good examination and a full set of xrays.
Sometimes additional tests (such as mri) are needed to evaluate for hairline fractures or soft-tissue injury. If there is a nondisplaced fracture (break) and he falls again it could displace and require surgery.

In brief: Take him to Dr.
You should take him. If he thinks it is broken he absolutely should be evaluated with a good examination and a full set of xrays.
Sometimes additional tests (such as mri) are needed to evaluate for hairline fractures or soft-tissue injury. If there is a nondisplaced fracture (break) and he falls again it could displace and require surgery.
Dr. Theodore Shybut
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