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03-25-2010, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mm6492 View Post
Second opinions or the doctors seeing stuff they did not like. It is hard to see stuff that well with all the swelling, but after it goes down, they can get a better idea of what is going on in there. They must have felt that is was best for him to have a screw put in.
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This more or less covers it.

It's pretty routine to wait a few days to a week until the swelling goes down enough to get a clear understanding of what needs to be done. Also, swelling can sometimes hold things in place (or further displace things), so it's very typical with fractures to do nothing until you know exactly what has to be done.

Additionally, it's possible they got a second opinion or saw something happening that they weren't happy with, and then decided surgery was necessary.

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