Saturday, May 13, 2006

Buckle Fracture


No...barrett did not break his belt...he broke his wrist...well, to be totally correct he Fractured his wrist with what is called a "Buckle Fracture" or a "Torus Fracture".
According to Google...

"This radiograph shows a "buckle" or "Torus" fracture of the radius (forearm). This fracture is most common in children between the ages of 5 and 11. Typically, the child reports having fallen onto his or her outstretched hand. The main clue to diagnosis is pain that persists longer than a couple hours, especially if the child does not want to use the arm"

and according to to Barrett...this is exactly what happened...at Football camp on Thursday night...and then he fell on it again last night with a "pitcher covering home" play at the plate.

Of course (as I told Cindy) if we would have known what the doctor at urgent care was going to look like...we would have gone the first night. Props to Cox North Urgent Care...and Dr. Cami Porter. They got us in and out in a record breaking 40 minutes, and we only had to tell the story to 14 different people.

Barrett is doing OK...he has a "velcro splint" on it...and has an appointment with an Orthopedic Doctor on monday...where if he is looking at the same internet I am...Barrett will get a cast for about 3 weeks...and then be back as good as new. No Sports till he is cleared by the doc.

5 comments:

Rob said...

your playing football?

if it makes you feel any better you look cool in your uniform...

Crystal said...

Sorry Barrett. But at least your not out for too long. And 40 minutes I'm impressed. St. John's ER only took 8 hrs to tell me nothing. Can we sign your cast tomorrow at Sunday school.

barrett said...

no cast yet, probaly monday...

hillenblogswife said...

of course, as i said last night, only mark hillenburg would notice and text me and now blog it for the world to read, just how good looking the doctor was. Also, i believe he told me we would have taken Barrett earlier if he had known how good looking the doctor was, but not when I said we should take him (Friday morning.)

Hayely said...

Make sure you wash the splint. I made that mistake. Whew, did that thing SMELL!