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Arm Injury

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Should I CAll?

Call 911 Now (your child may need an ambulance) If

  • Serious injury with many broken bones
  • Major bleeding that can't be stopped (See FIRST AID)
  • Bone is sticking through the skin
  • You think your child has a life-threatening emergency

Call Your Doctor Now (night or day) If

  • You think your child has a serious injury
  • Looks like a broken bone
  • Looks like a dislocated joint
  • Skin is split open or gaping and may need stitches
  • Age under 1 year old
  • Can't move the shoulder, elbow or wrist normally
  • Can't open and close the hand normally
  • Pain is SEVERE and not improved 2 hours after taking pain medicine
  • You think your child needs to be seen urgently

Call Your Doctor Within 24 Hours (between 9 am and 4 pm) If

  • You think your child needs to be seen, but not urgently
  • Very large bruise or swelling
  • Pain not better after 3 days

Call Your Doctor During Weekday Office Hours If

  • You have other questions or concerns
  • Injury limits sports or school work
  • No tetanus shot in over 5 years for DIRTY cuts
  • No tetanus shot in over 10 years for CLEAN cuts
  • Pain lasts over 2 weeks

Parent Care at Home If

  • Bruised muscle or bone from direct blow
  • Pain in muscle (from minor pulled muscle)
  • Pain around joint (from minor stretched ligament)

Disclaimer

The information contained in these topics is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained in these topics is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.

  • Not a Substitute - The information and materials in Pediatric HouseCalls Symptom Checker should not be used as a substitute for the care and knowledge that your physician can provide to you.
  • Supplement - The information and materials presented here in Pediatric HouseCalls Symptom Checker are meant to supplement the information that you obtain from your physician. If there is a disagreement between the information presented herein and what your physician has told you -- it is more likely that your physician is correct. He or she has the benefit of knowing your child's medical problems.
  • Limitations - You should recognize that the information and materials presented here in Pediatric HouseCalls Symptom Checker have the following limitations, in comparison to being examined by your own physician:
    • You can have a conversation with your child's doctor.
    • Your child's doctor can perform a physical examination and any necessary tests.
    • Your child could have an underlying medical problem that requires a physician to detect.
    • If your child is taking medications, they could influence how he experiences various symptoms.

If you think that your child is having a medical emergency, call 911 or the number for the local emergency ambulance service NOW!

And when in doubt, call your child's doctor NOW or go to the closest emergency department.

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