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Should a toddler do special exercises after recovering from a broken femur?
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Dr. Oya Tugal
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Femur fracture
Isometric muscle strengthening exercises and weight bearing on the affected extremity with the assistance of crutches will be helpful.
The goal is to strengthen the muscles supporting the fractured bone. However, i would refer this patient to contact to an orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Femur fracture
Isometric muscle strengthening exercises and weight bearing on the affected extremity with the assistance of crutches will be helpful.
The goal is to strengthen the muscles supporting the fractured bone. However, i would refer this patient to contact to an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Oya Tugal
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Dr. Tim Schrader
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
A toddler would likely have been treated in a spica cast.
That might make the joints stiff and weaken the muscles. Typically, a toddler will do his/her own therapy by just playing. If they still have weakness or stiffness after a month or so then therapy might be used.

In brief: Not really
A toddler would likely have been treated in a spica cast.
That might make the joints stiff and weaken the muscles. Typically, a toddler will do his/her own therapy by just playing. If they still have weakness or stiffness after a month or so then therapy might be used.
Dr. Tim Schrader
Dr. Tim Schrader
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