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Bone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBBone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000064.0000000000000699.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Your child has had a bone biopsy at the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) Clinic. This brochure explains how to properly care for your child at home after the procedure.</p><p>Your child has had a <a href="/Article?contentid=2443&language=English">bone biopsy</a>. This brochure explains how to look after your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help. </p><h2>Key points </h2> <ul> <li>A day or two after the bone biopsy, your child should be back to their normal self.</li> <li>If your child has any pain, you can give them acetaminophen. </li> <li>Your child will need to avoid contact sports and high-impact activities for six weeks.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following during the first 48 hours: </p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>Significant swelling around the biopsy site </li> <li>bleeding or discharge around the biopsy site </li> <li>severe <a href="/pain">pain</a> at the biopsy site </li> <li>change in the colour or temperature of the foot or hand on the side of the body where the biopsy was done; for example, if the foot or hand turns a pale blue or is cool to touch </li> <li>change in sensation/strength of the limb biopsied </li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask them to page your specialist or the interventional radiologist on call.</p>
Biopsie osseuse : soignez votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionBBiopsie osseuse : soignez votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionBone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APNHealth (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Votre enfant a subi une biopsie osseuse à la clinique de thérapie guidée par l’imagerie (TGI). La présente feuille de renseignements explique comment soigner votre enfant de manière adéquate après l’intervention.</p><p>Votre enfant a subi une biopsie osseuse. La présente feuille de renseignements explique comment soigner votre enfant à la maison après l’intervention et quand appeler à l’aide.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Une journée ou deux suivant la biopsie osseuse, votre enfant devrait être revenu à la normale.</li><li>Si votre enfant ressent de la douleur, vous pouvez administrer de l’acétaminophène (Tylenol®).</li><li>Votre enfant devrait éviter les sports de contact et les activités à forts impacts pendant six semaines l’intervention.</li></ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2><p>Communiquez avec le médecin de votre enfant ou rendez-vous immédiatement au service des urgences le plus près si votre enfant présente l’un des symptômes suivants au cours des 48 premières heures :</p><ul><li>de la <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=French">fièvre</a> dépassant 38 °C (100,4 °F);</li><li>une enflure importante autour du site de la biopsie;</li><li>des saignements ou des écoulements autour du site de la biopsie;</li><li>une douleur grave au site de biopsie</li><li>un changement de couleur ou de température du pied ou de la main correspondant au côté du corps où la biopsie a été faite, par exemple si le pied ou la main prend une couleur bleu pâle ou est froid au toucher;</li><li>une modification des sensations ou de la force du membre sur lequel a eu lieu l’intervention.</li></ul><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids :</h2><p>Si vous avez des inquiétudes au cours des 48 premières heures, communiquez avec la clinique de thérapie guidée par l’imagerie (TGI) pendant les heures de services au 416 813-6054 et demandez à parler avec un infirmier spécialisé en thérapie guidée par l’imagerie. Si vous avez des inquiétudes en dehors des heures de services, consultez votre médecin de famille, rendez-vous au service des urgences le plus près ou communiquez avec le standard téléphonique de l’Hôpital pour enfants malades SickKids au 416 813-1500 et demandez-leur de signaler la pagette de votre spécialiste ou du spécialiste en radiologie interventionnelle de garde.</p>

 

 

Bone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1229.00000000000Bone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000064.0000000000000699.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Your child has had a bone biopsy at the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) Clinic. This brochure explains how to properly care for your child at home after the procedure.</p><p>Your child has had a <a href="/Article?contentid=2443&language=English">bone biopsy</a>. This brochure explains how to look after your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help. </p><h2>Key points </h2> <ul> <li>A day or two after the bone biopsy, your child should be back to their normal self.</li> <li>If your child has any pain, you can give them acetaminophen. </li> <li>Your child will need to avoid contact sports and high-impact activities for six weeks.</li> </ul><h2>Stitches </h2> <p>Your child may have stitches in the skin at the biopsy site. If you can see stitches in your child's skin, call IGT at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to a clinic nurse to see if your child's stitches will need to be removed or if they will dissolve on their own. </p> <h2>Dressing care </h2> <p>Your child will have a dressing or bandage over the site of the biopsy. Take the dressing off after 24 hours if the site has scabbed underneath.</p> <p>If the dressing gets wet or dirty, please take it off and replace it with a clean Band-Aid. Your child may also have a bruise at the biopsy site, which can take up to 10 days to go away. </p> <h2>Bathing </h2> <p>Your child may shower or take a bath one day after the biopsy, but try to keep the biopsy site dry until it has scabbed and healed. </p> <h2>Meals </h2> <p>If your child is feeling well enough after the anaesthetic, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure. </p> <h2>Pain </h2> <p>If needed, give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with a nurse or your child's doctor first. </p> <h2>Activity </h2> <p>Your child can resume gentle activities one day after the biopsy. This can include walking to school. If it hurts too much to do this on the first day, have a rest day and try again the following day. </p> <p>Your child may need to use crutches if your doctor thinks it is necessary. You can ask your doctor after the procedure if they are needed and for how long. </p> <p>Your child should avoid playing contact sports and high-impact activities for about six weeks, such as: </p> <ul> <li>contact sports </li> <li>gymnastics </li> <li>diving/swimming </li> <li>bicycle riding </li> <li>rollerblading </li> <li>hockey </li> <li>soccer </li> <li>skiing </li> <li>horseback riding </li> </ul> <h2>Radiation </h2> <ul> <li>Your child's procedure required the use of X-rays. </li> <li>Radiation side-effects are extremely unlikely, but can occur. </li> <li>Please check your child's skin in the area of the procedure for signs of redness or rash two to four weeks from today. Please call (416) 813 - 6054 and ask to speak to an IGT clinic nurse if this occurs.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following during the first 48 hours: </p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>Significant swelling around the biopsy site </li> <li>bleeding or discharge around the biopsy site </li> <li>severe <a href="/pain">pain</a> at the biopsy site </li> <li>change in the colour or temperature of the foot or hand on the side of the body where the biopsy was done; for example, if the foot or hand turns a pale blue or is cool to touch </li> <li>change in sensation/strength of the limb biopsied </li> </ul><h2>Results </h2> <p>Your referring doctor will receive the results of your child's biopsy. You will need to make a follow-up appointment with them to discuss the results. </p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask them to page your specialist or the interventional radiologist on call.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/bone_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/bone_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgBone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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