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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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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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How long does it take to heal a fractured femur?

How long does it take to heal a fractured femur?

Fracture: Most bones with good blood supply that are capable of healing will mend within 6-8 weeks. Not all fractures heal easily though, which is influenced by location, displacement, age, health/nutritional status, smoking, etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a fractured femur to heal?

6-8 weeks: Generally broken bones can take on average 6 weeks to heal but this can vary to some degree. The femur being encased in a thick muscular layer is very vascular so does tend to heal well. Would expect it be healed 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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After getting off crutches what is the rehab time for a fractured femur?

After getting off crutches what is the rehab time for a fractured femur?

Femur Fracture: 4-6 weeks, then another 4 weeks of return to specific activities such as sports. ...Read more

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What is done for a fractured femur bone ?

What is done for a fractured femur bone ?

Age dependant: A baby may get a pavlik harness, a toddler will get a cast, school age children may get flexible nails an external fixator or a plate, adults will generally get rods unless the fracture is too close to the knee or hip in which case some surgeons will use plates and screws. ...Read more

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What kind of things should I keep in mind when taking care of an 88 year old female with a fractured femur?

What kind of things should I keep in mind when taking care of an 88 year old female with a fractured femur?

Overall condition: Stable fixation with a quality reduction of the fracture that enables the patient to resume activity, including weight-bearing are all important. Getting patients fixed, to minimize lung problems, bedsores, & blood clots are all important. Making sure that the patient is treated promptly, but not before being optimized for surgery is also important. The elderly often have little reserve. ...Read more

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What is the implication of the rod and screw in fractured femur bowing on X-ray 8 weeks post op in 58 year old male?

What is the implication of the rod and screw in fractured femur bowing on X-ray 8 weeks post op in 58 year old male?

Could be a problem: If the surgeon felt this was new bowing that could be due to too much stress on the rod. That would be very unusual with modern rods as they are very strong...Especially to see as early as 8 weeks. If it is just on an x-ray report you need to talk to your orthopedist as it us likely nothing. Most rods are normally bowed and may bow slightly more after being inserted. ...Read more

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What nursing intervention is indicated for leg cast for fractured femur?

Skin care: Leg casts for femur fractures can develop pressure sores at the proximal and distal areas of the cast. Also if in a very young child, soiling of the padding can lead to eventual skin breakdown. Meticulous inspection of the cast margins a couple times of day to make sure there are not visible pressure points, redness or abrasions would be helpful. Cast modification/change may be needed. ...Read more

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I had a fractured femur/tibia.It healed .Now I have presure/pain in my knee with pain going up my thigh 3 months I have ignored this. What should I do?

I had a fractured femur/tibia.It healed .Now I have presure/pain in my knee with pain going up my thigh 3 months I have ignored this. What should I do?

Evaluate immediately: It may or may not be related to the fracture. You need an immediate evaluation to see if there is a relationship or if this is something else. Since the symptom is on the same side as the fractures, depending whether they were close to or through the joint - they could be related. We always need to keep open other options. ...Read more

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