Advice needed ! My son had fractured collar bone !!

A healthy body is most important for any child or adult. Discuss all issues related to health in this forum.

Advice needed ! My son had fractured collar bone !!

Postby shurley197323 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:28 pm

This is the 3rd time my boy (6 years old) had injured his hands. Last 2 times was sprained and no fracture. But now, really made my heart pain... On Sunday, he hurt his shoulder while playing at home and he couldn't move his shoulder at all. And when I bring him to see a Chinese doctor who said that he had a dislocate shoulder and he fix it back at the spot. My son cried like hell at that moment but later he actually can move his shoulder again and it not so painful. But this morning, I decided to take hime to polyclinic for an x-ray just to be sure. To my horror. the x-ray showed that his collar bone is fractured and need to go to NUH.
The doctor didnot cast for him , just put his hand on the arm sling only.
Any one got this experiences or knew someone who had this experience. pls advice e , how seriously this could be? My por boy ambition is to be a badminton player , can he? :cry:

shurley197323
BrownBelt
BrownBelt
 
Posts: 622
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:05 pm
Total Likes: 0


Re: Advice needed ! My son had fractured collar bone !!

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:38 pm

shurley197323 wrote:This is the 3rd time my boy (6 years old) had injured his hands. Last 2 times was sprained and no fracture. But now, really made my heart pain... On Sunday, he hurt his shoulder while playing at home and he couldn't move his shoulder at all. And when I bring him to see a Chinese doctor who said that he had a dislocate shoulder and he fix it back at the spot. My son cried like hell at that moment but later he actually can move his shoulder again and it not so painful. But this morning, I decided to take hime to polyclinic for an x-ray just to be sure. To my horror. the x-ray showed that his collar bone is fractured and need to go to NUH.
The doctor didnot cast for him , just put his hand on the arm sling only.
Any one got this experiences or knew someone who had this experience. pls advice e , how seriously this could be? My por boy ambition is to be a badminton player , can he? :cry:


heart pain for you too ! may be the fracture is caused by the chinese shifu ? (your ref as chinese doctor)
verykiasu2010
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 11696
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:06 pm
Total Likes: 2


Postby Little M » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:19 pm

My bro broke his collar bone in his teens. It happened when he ran and he fell, and his collar bone landed on a root of a tree.

There is no need to put a cast for fracture collar bone, all you need to is to keep the arm in a sling. All would be ok once the bone heals and he can do whatever he likes. It takes a while, at least a month if I m not wrong.

My bro now is a very reputable dentist by the way. So he uses his hands alot :D

Little M
OrangeBelt
OrangeBelt
 
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:40 pm
Total Likes: 0


Postby mrswongtuition » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:09 am

To aid healing:
1. Take Vit C, calcium and glusosamine (either food or supps).
2. Have enough rest/sleep.
3. Avoid any strenous activities even after it heals for at least 3 months.
4. If possible, go for physiotherapy often to get the shoulder working again.

Kids heal and recover fast. Impt now is to make sure he recovers well (let the bones heal properly).

I don't think there'll be an impact on sports in future.

mrswongtuition
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 1835
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:02 pm
Total Likes: 0


Postby shurley197323 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:31 am

Thanks alot. Anyone think I need to avoid cold drinks or chicken or any food now ?

shurley197323
BrownBelt
BrownBelt
 
Posts: 622
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:05 pm
Total Likes: 0



Postby mrswongtuition » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:14 pm

shurley197323 wrote:Thanks alot. Anyone think I need to avoid cold drinks or chicken or any food now ?


Avoid cold drinks but I think chicken is alright.

mrswongtuition
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 1835
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:02 pm
Total Likes: 0


Re: Advice needed ! My son had fractured collar bone !!

Postby Jennifer » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:18 am

I fell ytd n landed on my right side on the hard floor, felt pain in the upper arm. No bruise. Now careful not to exert the right arm. Shld I get an x-ray?

Jennifer
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 23241
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:10 pm
Total Likes: 106


Re: Advice needed ! My son had fractured collar bone !!

Postby shurley197323 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:40 am

Yes. Go to polyclinic for x-ray first. If no broken or fracture, you may then like to see chinese bonesetter for massage if still not well after 3 - 4 days.
I had fell down and my wrist was swollen and pain for a few months, it was only after seeing chinese bonesetter,, then it fully recover.

shurley197323
BrownBelt
BrownBelt
 
Posts: 622
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:05 pm
Total Likes: 0


Re: Advice needed ! My son had fractured collar bone !!

Postby Jennifer » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:39 pm

shurley197323 wrote:Yes. Go to polyclinic for x-ray first. If no broken or fracture, you may then like to see chinese bonesetter for massage if still not well after 3 - 4 days.
I had fell down and my wrist was swollen and pain for a few months, it was only after seeing chinese bonesetter,, then it fully recover.


Many thanks. Got the x-ray done. Need to go back to the GP later. :xedfingers:

Jennifer
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 23241
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:10 pm
Total Likes: 106


Re: Advice needed ! My son had fractured collar bone !!

Postby tankee » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:05 pm

oh dear !

hope the fracture heal soon and well.

tankee
Site Admin
 
Posts: 17790
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:04 pm
Location: Singapore
Total Likes: 18


Next

Return to Health