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Cast Aways: Helping Your Child Cope With a Cast

girl with cast Falling from the monkey bars, sliding into home base, tripping on a jump rope, knocking into a friend — there are literally thousands of ways to break arms and legs, and kids somehow find them all. Once the broken limb is secured in a durable cast, use these tips to help your child cope:

Cast smarts

Crutch safety

Know when to call the doctor

Keep an eye on your child’s cast and fingers. Call your child’s pediatrician if:

Reviewed by: Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., MD
Date: April 2013

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