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Tuesday, 30 September 2008

The broken arm update.

This is the arm in question. Miss 16's cast is just along the bottom part of her arm. This half cast has reduced her pain considerably. She has cracked her bone in the socket part of her elbow. Not badly, fortunately. Had it been more damaged she would have had to have an operation. She feels very lucky to have avoided an operation. Generally they don't treat this kind of break. They treat the elbow instead because this kind of break causes stiffness in the elbow and requires physiotherapy to get the arm moving again. Because Miss 16 had so much pain she gets to have a cast for a week and then it has to come off and she will start physiotherapy. Generally it takes about 6 weeks to get the elbow moving properly again. So she gets to rest for the rest of the week and then the work will begin. The sooner her elbow begins to work the sooner she can get back to her basketball. She's motivated! (She loves all aspects of basketball)

6 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh no-just caught up on the broken arm news-not fun. Glad your daughter is in a lot less pain-she'll be back playing basketball in no time!

Lotti said...

hope the arm gets better soon and that the therapy is relatively pain free. I hope you can get back to basketball asap.

Cheryl said...

Oh poor girl. I am so sorry, but she sounds like she is determined to heal and get better fast. My very, very best to her and your family :-)!!!!

Katherine said...

Best wishes to Miss 16 on a speedy recovery!

Kate said...

Aw - looks painful! Hope she recovers super fast!

LOUISE said...

How painful! I hope Miss 16's arm heals really soon. Lots of best wishes. x