Originally Posted by tsrwivey
Can't wait! I have a 16 month old boy with no fear of falling or heights so I'm sure I will be needing this skill. That would sure beat sitting in the ER for hours waiting on x- rays.
You are just going to self refer to an orthopedic surgeon or set it yourself? While you can avoid an ER in simple nondisplaced factures you would risk taking a simple fracture that could potentially be splinted and treated with 6 weeks of no weight bearing and make it a surgical open reduction internal fixation by inappropriate diagnosis.
Also remember that children tend to greenstick fracture... tuning fork wont help you there.