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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Spiral Fracture of the Femur
Are spiral fractures of the femur of a 3 week old baby common. Parents have not explanation as to how the injury occurred?
No, fractures in 3 week old infants are uncommon. Many, if not most, fractures at this age are the result of abusive acts.
Robert Shapiro, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati