I'm writing today with a medical question, I really appreciated the flow of your medical expertise in Proof, with it being a part of the story, and not a distraction from the story. I want to accomplish that same steady flow with my current work in progress.
My 16-year-old female main character is going to jump down from something (akin to jumping from a tree branch), the ground below is pitted and sloped though, and I need her to get injured. In my mind, it would be her ankle or her wrist (from catching herself) with some minor lacerations to her face. I've never broken anything to know how it feels.
I want the medical scene that follows to be realistic. Her Mom will meet her at the hospital, it's late at night. What would be the steps, the healing process, pain management, any specialists, and healing time. I want her to be injured, but I don't want her to be crippled for the entire summer (length of the novel). I want to know how the hospital scene and future doctor appointments will go, what they'll look for, and how this is going to encumber her in her regular life.