Sprains vs. breaks

Todays' topic (brought to you by my older son at recess two days ago):

1. Sprain vs. break

2. How growth plates in children make it difficult to read x-rays so you're very lucky if you live in a place with an awesome children's hospital

3. Ibuprofen for a sprain but acetaminophen for a break (medical research = fascinating)

4. Is it easier to get around your elementary school using one crutch or two?


(Diagnosis: Sprain. But if it doesn't feel better in two days they're re-x-raying.)


All comments on children's injuries and the process of dealing with them solicited.