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Thinh Tran, certified medical assistant who works as a cast tech for OrthoCarolina, says one of the coolest things about working for the orthopedic practice is hearing stories from his youngest patients as he applies and removes casts or fits them for braces and splints.
“Adults are usually angry when they’re hurt. The kids, they’ll love to tell you how it happened,” says Tran, 24, who says his first name like “Tin.”
“We get trampoline injuries every day,” and they’re all different. “I flipped off, I flipped that way, I fell off of it, or I just went straight through it...I’m like, ‘You must have been really excited.’ ”
Some kids try to resist. And putting a cast on 2-year-olds, he says, “is more like chasing them around.”
But all is forgiven once he’s done. “They’ll ask you, ‘Mr. Thinh, can you take a picture with me? Can you sign it?’ ”