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Could a doctor use a cast on a broken femur?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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In brief: Highly unlikely

At this time, the only patient that might have a cast used to treated a broken femur would be a young child.
Essentially all other patients, from teens up through adults, will undergo surgery for a broken femur. Presumably we are discussing femoral shaft fractures, not a minor fracture such as a greater trochanteric fracture.

In brief: Highly unlikely

At this time, the only patient that might have a cast used to treated a broken femur would be a young child.
Essentially all other patients, from teens up through adults, will undergo surgery for a broken femur. Presumably we are discussing femoral shaft fractures, not a minor fracture such as a greater trochanteric fracture.
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