Broken Bones and Fractures
How Can I Tell if My Child Has a Broken Bone?
It’s often hard to diagnose a broken bone without an X-ray and a medical exam. Children who exhibit any of the following symptoms should be seen right away. Intense pain, or pain that lasts longer than a few days after a fall or injury
• Swelling, bruising or bleeding
• Numbness and tingling
• Not using or favoring an arm or leg
• Unable to walk or is walking crooked
• A child who can’t talk keeps pointing to a body part, or cries when it is moved or touched