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Elbow fractureEElbow fractureElbow fractureEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)ElbowBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-06T05:00:00ZPreeti Grewal, RN, MN, APN;William Cole, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACS, FRCSC6.0000000000000074.0000000000000400.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A half cast is used to help heal an elbow fracture. Learn about taking the cast off, and how to care for your child's arm once the cast is removed. </p><figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Fractured elbow</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Fracture_elbow_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Three different bones meet at the elbow joint. In an elbow fracture, either the radius, ulna or humerus can be broken in the joint.</figcaption> </figure> <h2>A cracked or minor fracture of the elbow</h2><p>Your child has a minor fracture of the elbow. This might also be called a cracked elbow.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Your child needs a half cast to help heal a fractured elbow. </li> <li>You will take off the cast at home after three weeks. </li> <li>Your child will need to avoid high-impact activities after the cast is removed. </li> <li>Your child's elbow may need a year to fully recover strength and movement. </li> </ul><h2>Your child will need a cast</h2> <p>For the bone to heal, your child will need a partial cast and a sling. The cast will stay on for about three weeks.</p> <p>About one week after the cast has been on, your child will need to have a follow-up appointment with the fracture clinic at the hospital. At the clinic, staff will make sure your child's elbow is healing properly. They will also show you how to take off the cast at home. </p> <p>Depending on the size of the fracture, it may take six months to a year before your child's arm can fully straighten, bend and twist. However, most children do not need physiotherapy. </p><h2>Healing after the cast is removed</h2> <p>Your child should avoid high-impact, contact sports for four to six weeks after taking off the cast. Your child will gradually gain confidence in the arm and will return to regular activities. </p> <p>If you have any concerns, contact your family doctor or the advanced practice nurse (APN) at the fracture clinic.</p>
Fracture du coudeFFracture du coudeElbow fractureFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)ElbowBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-06T05:00:00ZPreeti Grewal, RN, MN, APN;William Cole, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACS, FRCSC6.0000000000000074.0000000000000400.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez comment retirer le plâtre et comment prendre soin du bras de votre enfant une fois le plâtre retiré.</p><figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Fracture du coude</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Fracture_elbow_MED_ILL_FR.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Trois os se rencontrent à l'articulation du coude. Dans le cas d'une fracture du coude, le radius, le cubitus ou l'humérus pourrait être cassés dans l'articulation.</figcaption> </figure> <h2>Fêlure ou fracture mineure du coude</h2><p>Votre enfant a une fracture mineure du coude. On appelle parfois cela une fêlure du coude.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Votre enfant devra porter un plâtre partiel pour permettre au coude fracturé de guérir.</li> <li>Vous retirerez le plâtre à la maison environ trois semaines plus tard.</li> <li>Votre enfant devra éviter les activités avec des chocs importants une fois le plâtre retiré.</li> <li>Le retour de toute la force et la mobilité du coude de votre enfant peut prendre jusqu’à une année. </li> </ul><h2>Votre enfant devra porter un plâtre</h2> <p>Afin de permettre aux os de guérir, votre enfant devra porter un plâtre partiel et une écharpe. Il portera le plâtre pendant environ 3 semaines.</p> <p>Environ une semaine après que la pause du plâtre, votre enfant aura un rendez-vous de suivi à la clinique des fractures de l’hôpital. Le personnel de la clinique s’assurera que le coude de votre enfant guérit correctement. Il vous indiquera également comment retirer le plâtre à la maison.</p> <p>Selon la taille de la fracture, cela peut prendre jusqu’à six mois avant que votre enfant ne puisse de nouveau allonger pleinement son bras, le plier et le tourner. Cependant, la plupart des enfants n’ont pas besoin de physiothérapie (kinésithérapie).</p><h2>Guérison une fois le plâtre enlevé</h2> <p>Votre enfant devrait éviter les chocs importants et les sports de contact pendant 4 à 6 semaines après avoir enlevé son plâtre. Votre enfant reprendra graduellement confiance et il reprendra ses activités normales. </p> <p>Si vous avez des préoccupations, communiquez avec votre médecin de famille ou un des infirmiers en pratique avancée de la clinique des fractures.</p>

 

 

Elbow fracture1180.00000000000Elbow fractureElbow fractureEEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)ElbowBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-06T05:00:00ZPreeti Grewal, RN, MN, APN;William Cole, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACS, FRCSC6.0000000000000074.0000000000000400.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A half cast is used to help heal an elbow fracture. Learn about taking the cast off, and how to care for your child's arm once the cast is removed. </p><figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Fractured elbow</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Fracture_elbow_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Three different bones meet at the elbow joint. In an elbow fracture, either the radius, ulna or humerus can be broken in the joint.</figcaption> </figure> <h2>A cracked or minor fracture of the elbow</h2><p>Your child has a minor fracture of the elbow. This might also be called a cracked elbow.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Your child needs a half cast to help heal a fractured elbow. </li> <li>You will take off the cast at home after three weeks. </li> <li>Your child will need to avoid high-impact activities after the cast is removed. </li> <li>Your child's elbow may need a year to fully recover strength and movement. </li> </ul><h2>Your child will need a cast</h2> <p>For the bone to heal, your child will need a partial cast and a sling. The cast will stay on for about three weeks.</p> <p>About one week after the cast has been on, your child will need to have a follow-up appointment with the fracture clinic at the hospital. At the clinic, staff will make sure your child's elbow is healing properly. They will also show you how to take off the cast at home. </p> <p>Depending on the size of the fracture, it may take six months to a year before your child's arm can fully straighten, bend and twist. However, most children do not need physiotherapy. </p><h2>Taking off the cast</h2> <p>After three weeks, you will take off the cast at home. Removing the cast is not difficult. When taking off the cast, carefully cut up the flannel side of the partial cast with scissors. </p> <p>After removing the cast, your child's arm may be dry and itchy and look dirty. Use warm water and soap to gently wash and cream to moisturize the skin. </p> <p>When the cast is off, your child can begin moving the elbow. At first, the elbow and wrist may be stiff, but movement will get better with time and activity. </p> <p>Your child's arm may be smaller and feel weaker than the other arm. The muscles get thin from not being used. The muscles will get bigger and stronger as your child goes back to normal activities. </p><h2>Healing after the cast is removed</h2> <p>Your child should avoid high-impact, contact sports for four to six weeks after taking off the cast. Your child will gradually gain confidence in the arm and will return to regular activities. </p> <p>If you have any concerns, contact your family doctor or the advanced practice nurse (APN) at the fracture clinic.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/elbow_fracture.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/elbow_fracture.jpgelbowfractureElbow fractureFalse

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