Grade 4/Grade 5 Solid Organ Injury
Your child has suffered a solid organ injury:
Please follow the activity restrictions listed below for the above-referenced injury:
GRADE 4/GRADE 5 Activity Restrictions:
No full contact physical activities, high impact activities or competitive sports for 6 weeks.This includes No school gym, no school recess, and physical activities/sports such as gymnastics, dance, biking, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, jungle gyms, skateboarding, rollerblading, basketball, football, ice/field hockey, lacrosse, boxing, martial arts, parkour, rugby, wrestling, handball, climbing, weight training, trampoline or rough play. No public pools, no diving, no playing with friends/sibling in a pool. No ocean swimming. Avoid any activities that could lead to a hit in the abdomen.
Activities allowed at discharge are any NON-CONTACT physical activities.
These include walking, running on even surfaces, treadmills, or stationary bikes. You may swim in a private pool or uncrowded lake. Your child can participate in quiet activities which include reading, coloring, arts and crafts, video games, TV, etc.
Return to School: Your child may return to school with the restrictions listed above.
Diet: Resume a regular diet as tolerated.
NSAID Restrictions: No Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil or Aleve for 6 weeks. This affects platelet function and may cause bleeding.
Follow-up: Follow-up with the Trauma Clinic in 4 weeks or with your Primary Care Provider, if instructed to do so by the Trauma Service. Please call to schedule your follow-up appointment at 651-220-5700.
Concerns/Symptoms: Call the trauma clinic if your child experiences any of the following:
- Signs of bleeding: Pale, dizziness, lethargic, blood in urine, stool, or vomit
- Fever – temperature greater than 101° F or 38.5° C
- Persistent vomiting, unable to stay hydrated
This is not specific to your child but provides general information. If you have any questions, please call your health care professional.
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