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Femoral fracture for baby
Hi my baby was in breach position during 38th week and so i have undergone cesarean . During delivery the femur bone in the left thigh of my baby got fractured. It has been 24 days since she is born. Doctors have kept bandage from waist till toes of left leg so that baby cannot move that leg atall. Could you please let me know how long does it take for the bone for reunion and also pls let me know if harness is required after removing the bandage and for how long we need to keep the harness.
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Hello, among the birth fractures, femur fracture is a known thing, in a child less than a less a harness or a bandage helps. The fracture usually heals in 3-5 weeks, showing good callus on xray. U might notice some swelling which is the new bone formation and also some bowing, do not worry, kids are blessed and all the fractures in newborns heal wonderfully within less than 2 months and remodel to become almost normal in less than a year.
Next Steps
Do not worry, the bandage/ pavlik harness will be off soon.
Health Tips
Do not massage the thigh after the bandage is removed
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