Related Conditions and Treatments
Broken Femur (Thighbone)
A broken femur is a fracture of the thighbone. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
A broken leg is a break or crack of one long bones of the leg. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
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. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
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. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
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
Learn about the types of casts we use to treat bone fractures at Boston Children’s Hospital.