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Stress Fracture in an 11 year old
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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.
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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.
 
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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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