My 2 yr old wont walk on his injured leg

Delray - posted on 06/20/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old fell, thought he had sprained his ankle so took him to emergency, they did xrays but came back negative. He refuses to stand on his leg - it has been 5 days now. What should I do.

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Jennifer - posted on 06/24/2009

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There is something called a toddler fracture, which is very similar to a hairline fracture. Also I have been told by several people that anytime you have an xray at an ER but continue to have pain you should go to an actual ortho doctor and have them xray. Something about most ER's are in such a rush they sometimes over look good positioning or swelling hides stuff. Also most ER workers aren't good at working with young children and there are a lot of things that can be over looked by doctors not familiar with children. You should probably call your pediatrtion and see what they say.

Stephanie - posted on 06/24/2009

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If he acts like it really hurts, I would take him to the hospital again and let them know that he won't walk on it.

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