My nine year old son suffered a T8 wedge fracture due to a skiing accident. The consulting pediatric orthopedist did not put him in a brace, and cleared him for a 3 hour flight the next day, which my son tolerated without much pain. He's ambulatory, can sit for long periods of time and can walk up and down stairs, but only with assistance.
What sort of recovery time can we expect from this type of injury? Will there be longer lasting symptoms or can this type of injury completely heal?