Undisplaced Wrist Fracture in Children – Advice Sheet

  • Reference Number: HEY-484/2016
  • Departments: Orthopaedics

This advice sheet has been produced to give you information about an undisplaced wrist fracture.  It is not meant to replace discussion between you and your child’s doctor.  If after reading it, you require further explanation please discuss this with the relevant person who has been caring for your child.

Your son or daughter has had a back slab plaster/removable splint applied today in the Fracture Clinic.

This will need to be removed after 3 weeks or alternatively _____ weeks from the day of application.

 If a removable splint is applied, do not remove this for any reason until the end of the 3 weeks or alternatively _____ weeks.

 After 3 weeks, please remove the plaster or splint with care, as demonstrated by the Fracture Clinic staff.

Your child should avoid any contact sport i.e. football, rugby, hockey, netball etc. for a further 6 weeks.  Care should also be taken if riding bikes, scooters or using roller blades etc.  If you have any queries please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.

Following your child’s appointment today, the doctor has discharged your son/daughter from clinic.  This means they will not have another appointment to see us.

If your child has any problems or you have further queries relating to this injury, please contact us during clinic hours 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Should you require further advice on the issues contained in this sheet, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic: Telephone (01482) 675181

Under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 we are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any information we hold about you. For further information visit the following page: Confidential Information about You.

If you or your carer needs information about your health and well-being and about your care and treatment in a different format, such as large print, braille or audio, due to disability, impairment or sensory loss, please advise a member of staff and this can be arranged.

This advice sheet was produced by the Orthopaedic Department, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and will be reviewed in May 2019.