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my 3 yr old daughter was walking when her knee gave out all of a sudden and now she isn't putting weight on it, what happened?

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Dr. Shane Miller
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Toddler's Fracture: Might be an injury of the shin bone known as a toddler's fracture. Any time a child that age isn't able to put weight on their leg, they need to be evaluated by a physician. She may need x rays and a cast if she has a toddler's fracture.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Peds-Ortho eval now: It is hard to keep a three year-old child from walking- unless a significant underlying injury is present. I recommend obtaining an evaluation by a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon as soon as possible. A thorough evaluation of your daughter's hip, knee, and entire lower extremity should uncover the answer and lead to a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012

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