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How can I tell if my baby's leg is broken?
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Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Symptoms
If you have any concern about your infant with possibility for leg fracture, i would visit with your healthcare provider. Regardless of age you could hold child up and see if he/she will support weight equally with both legs on a firm surface.
Also any tenderness or irritability with gentle pressure on the leg could be injury or fracture. If you have any concerns i recommend you see provider.

In brief: Symptoms
If you have any concern about your infant with possibility for leg fracture, i would visit with your healthcare provider. Regardless of age you could hold child up and see if he/she will support weight equally with both legs on a firm surface.
Also any tenderness or irritability with gentle pressure on the leg could be injury or fracture. If you have any concerns i recommend you see provider.
Dr. Jason Campbell
Dr. Jason Campbell
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Doctor's exam
If you have even a suspicion that your baby may have a broken bone, then an evaluation by your pediatrician or an emergency medicine physician is warranted.
Don't delay!

In brief: Doctor's exam
If you have even a suspicion that your baby may have a broken bone, then an evaluation by your pediatrician or an emergency medicine physician is warranted.
Don't delay!
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Fracture
Dr. Campbell is right.
But an xray is always first though difficult because baby bone is more cartilage than bone, initially. If not entirely sure, ask the doctor to order a ct scan of the leg to really get a complete read.

In brief: Fracture
Dr. Campbell is right.
But an xray is always first though difficult because baby bone is more cartilage than bone, initially. If not entirely sure, ask the doctor to order a ct scan of the leg to really get a complete read.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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