Your child has sustained a fracture, or broken bone, close to the elbow. Some children have fractures that may need only a cast for the bone to heal. Others may need to go to the operating room to have pins put in the bone to hold it in place while healing takes place.

If your child needs to have pins placed in the bone, a cast will be applied over the pins after the surgery is completed. The pins will be removed at the doctor's office after healing has taken place.