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Stress Fracture in an 11 year old
zanger3 posted:
My daughter has been seeing a sportsmeds/orthopaedics dr for a stress fracture in her ankle. He put her in a boot and gave her crutches said to come back in 3 weeks. Went back in 3 weeks and there was no change. Told us to come back in 3 more weeks. Little to no change at this point. Told her it was ok to start walking on it. This lasts 2 weeks and we were back because it hurt so bad. Did an MRI, put her back in the boot and back to crutches for 3 more weeks. Well went back today and she is still the same. 3 more weeks in the boot, and can gradually start putting weight on it. problem she still has pain. My question: Can a stress fracture last this long in an other wise healthy 11 year old?? Should we seek a second opinion??? Not holding my breath that it will be any different in 3 weeks.
jusim81 responded:
If I would be you I would look for a second opinion, maybe an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle would be more helpful.

Good luck to you and your daughter and hope her ankle feels better soon.
zanger3 replied to jusim81's response:
Thank you. We are going for a second opinion on Tuesday. I am looking forward to the appointment with the new doc.

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