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Realii · 11/10/2020 16:03

(No minor injuries unit here, A&E or nothing)

DS came off a bike yesterday, landing a jump wrong on a concrete ramp, hitting the other side. At the time I was more concerned about concussion (despite a helmet) and Leg/ mouth/ chest injury. It was forceful enough for a fair bit of cuts and bruising to various body parts and a dizzy period. Had first aid there.

He’s been complaining though about his wrist on and off since now the rest has settled. No bruising or swelling. Mainly just painful if extended or weight bears/ lifts something. Otherwise seems more of a low-level pain. Can move and use it. Happy and fine otherwise. I lean towards sprain, but there’s a niggle in the back of my mind.

Asking on mumsnet as it’s not urgent and I’m undecided! He’s not upset and it hasn’t just happened

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zebrapig · 11/10/2020 16:11

If it's niggling you get it checked. Doesn't matter you only have A&E. It's better to be safe than sorry. DM to DB to A&E 2 days after an accident once, turned out he had broken his thumb.

lljkk · 11/10/2020 16:17

DS has been xrayed 3x (maybe 4) for suspected broken arm. They finally found a teeny tiny fracture last time -- too small too treat, anyway.

If DS does his arm in again, & seems like he'll recover, then we wait at least 3 days and see if he can use it normally at that point, even if there's a bit of discomfort. Sounds like OP is saying he can use it normally there are just twinges. That's consistent with minor self-resolving injury.

I'm guessing OP's lad is also about 12yo.

TroysMammy · 11/10/2020 16:21

A&E - Accident and Emergency. He's had an accident and hurt himself. Until he has an x-ray you can't rule out sprain or break. I'd take him if I was you.

Realii · 11/10/2020 22:15

@lljkk yes, typical tween injury isn’t it.

I’ll take him in the morning if it persists but I’ve seen him leaning on it and climbing so I’ll give it a day.

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DinosApple · 11/10/2020 23:06

Take him in, sometimes they can still move it ok and there's no swelling, but it is broken.
DD1 (also a tween) fell out of a tree in the summer, I took her to A&E that night and they took an X-ray, but said it probably wasn't broken. No swelling, just stricted movement. Three days later the consultant phoned me to say he'd just reviewed her X-ray and there was a tiny fracture in her elbow. DD1 was delighted to get a cast!

Torvean32 · 12/10/2020 03:01

Id say minor injuries if you have it. They can xray and do casts etc. Normally less wait than A & E.

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