Undisplaced Wrist Fracture in Children – Advice Sheet

Patient Leaflets Team

  • Reference Number: HEY-484/2020
  • Departments: Orthopaedics
  • Last Updated: 18 May 2020

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 Data Protection Act (1998), Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any information we hold on your child. For further information visit https://www.hey.nhs.uk/ Patients/confidential-information-about-you.htm

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