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In your professional experience have you ever heard of or would it be plausible for a toddler of 15 months in the care of her parents to fracture her clavicle without any knowledge that she had done so. No crying to alarm and alert us, still active with
no immediate signs of physical distress. The only out of character signal was she had fallen asleep out of routine (potentially shortly after she had fractured it) whilst on awakening only then there were clear signs of discomfort.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Orthopaedics
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Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.
Hi there, I am Dr.Customer treating children in my family practice for more than 20 years and happy to help you with your question.I have never heard a story like this. You can be so shocked by fracturing the clavicle that you don't feel pain during the first seconds or minutes. But to feel discomfort only after a short sleep is suspicious of a kind of seizure.
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