Related Conditions and Treatments
Broken Femur (Thighbone)
A broken femur is a fracture of the thighbone.
A broken leg is a break or crack of one long bones of the leg.
Broken Tibia-Fibula (Shinbone/Calf Bone)
A broken tibia-fibula is a fracture of one or both of the long bones in the lower leg.
A fracture is a break in the bone that occurs when more force is applied to the bone than the bone can withstand.
Growth Plate Fractures
A growth plate fracture is a fracture that intersects the area of soft cartilage where bone growth takes place.
Nursemaid’s elbow (“pulled elbow”) occurs when the ligament that holds the radius in place at the elbow joint slips and the end of the radius shifts out of position.
A shoulder dislocation happens when the ball at the top of the arm bone separates from the shoulder socket.
Types of Casts
Different types of casts are used depending on the injury a child suffers.