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What could cause a spiral fracture in the femur of a 5 week old infant?

What could cause a spiral fracture in the femur of a 5 week old infant?

Abuse or defect: My top thought would be the twisting action of a grumpy parent trying to change a diaper in a crying infant. There are some rare metabolic disorders that would make the bones weak, and accidental injury more possible. However, I would place abuse, even by accident, at the top of my list, and pursue a full family evaluation. Many larger hospitals have a team that works thru this issue. ...Read more

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Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Unlikely: Spiral fractures in an infant are abuse until proven otherwise. They require a twisting force that the baby cannot do to themselves in any fashion. ...Read more

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27w2d pregnant. 4d scan, femur length 47.8, should I worry for ds? Everything else is perfect. Efw ac/fl is 2lb7oz. Does that mean a short baby?

27w2d pregnant. 4d scan, femur length 47.8, should I worry for ds? Everything else is perfect. Efw ac/fl is 2lb7oz. Does that mean a short baby?

Discuss with doc: Your doctor should be able to look at your overall pregnancy, family history and determine if you had maternal genetic screening done in the first and /or second trimester. They can then look at the presence of short femurs in the context of your overall pregnancy to provide guidance on whether or not the presence of short femurs is a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Bpd is 36.6mm, ofd is 44.4mm, hc is 131.6mm, AC is 110.6mm and femur length is 20.7mm. Heartbeat is 170bpm. Is this small measurements for 16 wks?

Bpd is 36.6mm, ofd is 44.4mm, hc is 131.6mm, AC is 110.6mm and femur length is 20.7mm. Heartbeat is 170bpm. Is this small measurements for 16 wks?

Growth scan: All fetal measurements should come with percentages that tell you how you big your baby is compared to other babies. Nevertheless at 16 weeks most babies are the same size and only really began growing differently during the third trimester. Consult with your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Pain in my leg. Not in my panty area. The length of my femur but the inner part. Hurts to touch?

Pain in my leg. Not in my panty area. The length of my femur but the inner part. Hurts to touch?

Leg pain: Leg pain can be the result of a variety of causes from muscular, pinched nerves or ligament strain. You should have that evaluated if it does not improve. ...Read more

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21 weeks pregnant. Femur length 3.82 (21w 2d), bpd 5.34 (22w 2d). Ac 16.9. Is it okay when the bpd is a week ahead?

21 weeks pregnant. Femur length 3.82 (21w 2d), bpd 5.34 (22w 2d). Ac 16.9. Is it okay when the bpd is a week ahead?

1 week: Radiologist would not consider a 1 week difference in measurements as clinically significant but rather within the margin of error. ...Read more

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My sister is 25 weeks pregnant according to dates. But the recent scan showed 24 week femur length and all others corresponding to 23 weeks. Is this ok?

My sister is 25 weeks pregnant according to dates. But the recent scan showed 24 week femur length and all others corresponding to 23 weeks. Is this ok?

It's fine: Conception can occur withing a range of dates following the last menstrual period, so the date is just a close estimate. The three types of estimate you gave are agreeing pretty well. ...Read more

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The femur length and the, head circumference and the AC gives you the accurate fetal age? (2nd trimester). thank you!

The femur length and the, head circumference and the AC gives you the accurate fetal age? (2nd trimester). thank you!

Fetal measurements: On ultrasound are accurate to about a week. That being said, it is still only an estimate. Only 5% of babies are born on their due date. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I turn 17 next month and have severe idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis. I have been taking idrophos and calcium after a femur fracture 2 years back. I have lost height due to vertebral compression. Can the height loss be reversed or corrected in any way?

I turn 17 next month and have severe idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis. I have been taking idrophos and calcium after a femur fracture 2 years back. I have lost height due to vertebral compression. Can the height loss be reversed or corrected in any way?

Problems: I am sorry to hear of your issues. At your age height loss might be correctable but you had best hurry to an orthopedic surgeon.
If the surgeon has already told you that improvement on your back is unlikely, please get one more opinion.
Keep me posted please. ...Read more

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I got interlocking femur rod removal surgery 6 days ago. I have 1 in stitch on hip side and 1 CM stitch near knee. Can I roll over to sleep on stomach?

I got interlocking femur rod removal surgery 6 days ago. I have 1 in stitch on hip side and 1 CM stitch near knee. Can I roll over to sleep on stomach?

Call the surgeon: The best answers to the specific needs of a post operative patient will be made by those who best know you and your case. Each patient has specific differences from others in the way their surgery went and the precautions a surgeon would have are based on those differences. If you can't get through now, follow the guidelines you were given at discharge. ...Read more

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I have a Bakers cyst measuring 4.4 cm and "bone island" in the femur on right leg/knee. I also have a partial torn meniscus. Is this serious?

I have a Bakers cyst measuring 4.4 cm and "bone island" in the femur on right leg/knee. I also have a partial torn meniscus. Is this serious?

Not life threatening: Not serious in the form of being life threatening. The bone island is likely an incidental finding. A bakers cyst in an adult is usually related to an underlying internal derangement of the knee, such as the meniscal tear you are describing. If you are having trouble it is reasonably simple to take care of both arthroscopically. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Does a fractured femur in a child have to be painful?

Does a fractured femur in a child have to be painful?

Pain: Unfortunately, a fractured femur for child or adult is going to be painful. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a baby to have a femur and tibia fracture just by an adult rolling onto them?

Is it possible for a baby to have a femur and tibia fracture just by an adult rolling onto them?

Abuse: Multiple fractures in an infant are a warming sign of abuse. While what is described is possible this mechanism of injury is rare. The child should be evaluated for abuse first and ruled out before discounting this possibility. ...Read more

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If a child were to break both femur bones in an accident would his growth be stunted and he end up shorter?

If a child were to break both femur bones in an accident would his growth be stunted and he end up shorter?

Location, location: The location of the fracture is important. If the fracture involves the growth plates of the bone, growth may be affected. The more severe the injury is to the growth plate, the more likely a problem will occur. In other locations of the femur, growth problems are less likely. Close monitoring will be required with xrays to determine if there might be a problem. ...Read more

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I dev. Osteochondritis dessicans in lateral chondyl femur as child. 1st surgery at 18, now 58, 5'7, 125 lbs., feel crippled by pain, swelling. Options?

I dev. Osteochondritis dessicans in lateral chondyl femur as child. 1st surgery at 18, now 58, 5'7, 125 lbs., feel crippled by pain, swelling. Options?

Partial knee replace: Unicompartmental knee replacement performs very well in the vast majority of patients who are appropriate candidates.
The advantages of partial knee replacement over total knee replacement include:
quicker recovery
less pain after surgery
less blood loss
good luck. ...Read more

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At 33 weeks pregnant, baby's femur measured slightly smaller than the gestational age and everything else was slightly larger. What could this mean?

At 33 weeks pregnant, baby's femur measured slightly smaller than the gestational age and everything else was slightly larger. What could this mean?

Normal variation?: Size, eg, length estimates by ultrasound can vary due to sonographer difficulty in obtaining measurement, inherent errors in the calculation, or genetic variation--just look at the parents of the baby! In rare cases variations from normal can be due to growth or other problem in the fetus. It is always appropriate to ask those ordering or performing a fetal ultrasound to interpret their findings. ...Read more

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At my last ultrasound, my baby's head measured 33cm, belly was 34cm, and femur was 7.9cm. How much does my baby weigh? I was 37 1/2 weeks at the time.

At my last ultrasound, my baby's head measured 33cm, belly was 34cm, and femur was 7.9cm. How much does my baby weigh? I was 37 1/2 weeks at the time.

Ask your doctor: The ultrasound machine will have generated an estimated fetal weight based on these measurements. Your doctor should have that report. That said, this is typically quite inaccurate as it is only within +/- a pound. So a "6 pd" baby on ultrasound can weigh anywhere from 5-7 pounds at birth! ...Read more

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How long can a broken femur bone go unnoticed on a new born premature baby?

How long can a broken femur bone go unnoticed on a new born premature baby?

Depends on type: Non-displaced fractures, will heal quickly and show few, if any signs in a newborn unless significant traction is placed on the upper arm. Since most newborns are not subject to extreme traction or tension after delivery, a non-displaced fracture can go entirely unnoticed, unless at some point the baby has an xray of the arm. Displaced fractures are diagnosed quickly, usually right after birth ...Read more

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Can a one month old baby get a broken femur while his diaper is getting changed? Can it be a accident? There are no bruising or swelling.

Can a one month old baby get a broken femur while his diaper is getting changed? Can it be a accident? There are no bruising or swelling.

Baby legs: The legs of a child would not break during a diaper change. The only exception to that is if your baby had a rare bone disease like osteogenic imperfecta, a condition where the bones are thin and fragile no matter what you do and many bones would break. This is a genetic disease. So I very much doubt you have it, but if you did, the baby would show signs like swelling and bruising. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks today at ultrasound was told short femur& hemur other doc said short baby short parents, no other markers 4 dwarfism. Otherwise normal?

I'm 33 weeks today at ultrasound was told short femur& hemur other doc said short baby short parents, no other markers 4 dwarfism. Otherwise normal?

Can't be sure: But both are potentially correct. Also, you do not have to be a dwarf or midget (as formal designations) to be of short stature. Discuss with your attending OB for elaboration and clarification. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant but ultrasound shows babys head at 36 w, abdomen 34, femur 33weeks 5 days... Should I be concerned? ?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant but ultrasound shows babys head at 36 w, abdomen 34, femur 33weeks 5 days... Should I be concerned? ?

No: All of those datings are within the margin of error for 35 weeks. Dating by measurements in the third trimester is quite unreliable and as you see with your baby, can vary by several weeks either way. Congratulations, and you are almost there - get lots of rest and pamper yourself before your time is up! ...Read more

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At 30 weeks baby is measuring 2 weeks behind in belly, femur, and head! Is my due date wrong or am I just having a small baby?

At 30 weeks baby is measuring 2 weeks behind in belly, femur, and head! Is my due date wrong or am I just having a small baby?

Detailed evaluation: It would be inappropriate for us to answer this without more detail. Schedule a follow up visit with the doctor providing your prenatal care. They can go through the ultrasound findings in detail with you to design a care plan that is right for you. They can also suggest a maternal fetal medicine consultation if that is indicated. ...Read more

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Why would you get a hole in your femur?

Why would you get a hole in your femur?

Djd, congenital: Could be from degenerative joint dz, congenital or from trauma. ...Read more

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How can I make pain around my left femur go away?

How can I make pain around my left femur go away?

Start with eval: Hello. It is important to determine the cause of your leg pain to develop a tactic to resolve the pain. So, if this is a chronic problem - a medical evaluation is important. Acupuncture can be used for pain from a variety of conditions even when the etiology is not clearly established. You could discuss this option with your physician. ...Read more

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How long does a femur fraction typically take to recover?

How long does a femur fraction typically take to recover?

3 to 6 months: Duration depends on age of patient, severity and complexity of fracture, location of fracture and method of treatment. ...Read more

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How long will it take for your femur to heal if its been broken?

How long will it take for your femur to heal if its been broken?

Depends: Femur fractures can be difficult. Depends on age and type and location of fracture. Some have to have a rod placed down the bone, some are plated, some are casted (pending age) and some are even more complicated. Bone heals in 4-6 weeks. Femur fractures may take longer. It may be shorter. Discuss with your orthopedist and stay in close contact and communication. "break a leg" and heal fast". ...Read more

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I was in an accident 4yrs ago and was shot with a gun in my left femur since then mild persisent pain should I be concerned?

Options: You might consider visiting a pain management doc. You may also find help from a massage therapist, chiropractor, natural doc, or clinical psychologist. All have ways to work with pain and you would do well to read up / visit some until you find one you are comfortable with. You may be able to lessen or rid yourself of this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How much does the titanium rod in my femur weigh/cost?

Titanium rod: The best source to get the answer to this question would be to contact the manufacturer of the same. ...Read more

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What are some the major complications of a broken femur?

What are some the major complications of a broken femur?

Busted Bone Blues: Among the serious complications are fat embolism (where droplets of oil float in the blood and travel to cause problems in other vessels), DVT and pulmonary embolism (leg blood clots traveling to the lung), hemorrhage due to arterial injury, nerve injury, shortening or rotation of the extremity if not positioned correctly to heal, and chronic pain associated with non-union, even after surgery. ...Read more