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So, my son Asher was having a good time playing outside at his 2 year<br>
birthday party. Next thing I know, he's on the ground crying. I knew<br>
something was really wrong when he didn't stop crying and kept<br>
grabbing his left leg. I got him calmed down a bit and realized he<br>
couldn't stand on his leg at all without screaming in pain. There was<br>
no swelling, no cut or bruising, no mark at all. We then took him to<br>
the ER (on his b-day poor guy) where the doctor took and x-ray of his<br>
hip and femur. I told his that he's hurt on his lower leg or ankle.<br>
Doc sent us home and said Asher has a sprained hip. Mother instinct<br>
tells me no, that's not the problem. Then next day Asher is still in<br>
pain so I take him to my chiropractor who I also work for. They took<br>
an x-ray of his lower leg and ankle but they don't show a fracture.<br>
Knowing Tammy's son Kameron did break his leg, I know that "Toddler<br>
fractures" can and do happen but I feel like everyone keeps telling me<br>
it's not possible. Tammy says they have to do a computer scan of the<br>
x-ray to even find a fracture on a toddler. I really do not want to<br>
have any more x-rays done (he's alreay had 4) but what do I do? Asher<br>
can't even stand on his leg!<br><br>
Sorry this is a really long post but this mama's losin it! Thanks to<br>
all that read it and any advice appriciated! Hope you all had a happy<br>
Earth Day!
 

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Poor guy. Our daughter broke her arm at 18 months and it took two specialists to be able to find the break on the x-ray film.<br><br>
Can you get the films and take them elsewhere for a second opinion so you don't have to put him through further x-rays?<br><br>
If it is a hip issue, I can see how it would hurt terribly. I sprained my hip once and it was a killer to put weight on. If that is the case, did they say how long it would take to heal?
 

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We had the same story about a year ago. The ped. didn't think it was a fracture (she actually mentioned bone infection of all things.....ya right) , the x-rays showed nothing but we insisted on seeing a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and he diagnosed, from clinical observation only, a toddler fracture. He was also able to point out on the x-ray where the fracture was. It was barely discernable except to his trained eye. Ds did not get a cast, he started walking again 4 days later and was completely healed within a month. He has had no apparent problems from that injury. I highly recommend seeing someone who is familiar with toddler fractures to get a second opinion.
 
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