Emilia`s case

My name is Emilia, and I am 11 years old. I suffered a stress fracture to my right elbow. The surgeon operated the fracture with a bioabsorbable nail. There is no pain in my hand, and I can do all of the things I could before my injury, which is great.

I like exercise, and have actively pursued sports, and particularly gymnastics my whole life. I have had three hour practice sessions, several times a week. A little more than a year ago, I suffered a stress fracture to my right elbow. The physician decided to repair my fracture in 2013 with bioabsorbable nail. The operation was performed quickly, and I was in hospital only for one day, so the procedure was not scary to me at all. A cast, which was later replaced by an arm sling, was placed on my hand. I felt some pain in the beginning, but the doctor said that was normal following an operation. I did not take part in gymnastics exercises while my hand healed, but rather did some rack and field exercise, which did not disrupt the healing process of my hand.

I have continued my gymnastics training again. There is no pain in my hand, and I can do all of the things I could before my injury, which is great.