Re: how does a 2 month old infant get a fractured femur bone
the one big difference with what you mentioned and what occured with this infant is just that, age. while a child grows,the bones start to turn into a more solid type of bone,that can break much more easily. but this is only a two month old infant whos bones are not really actual "bone" yet,they are more like cartelidge at that age and therefore much much harder to really break. age of the child really makes a big difference in bones breaking/fractures.
in what you mentioned with the above children,force was involved in some way with all of them. landing on any body part the wrong way also adds to the risk of a break too. unless there are bone formation abnormalities,it would take alot of actual 'force" from something or someone to actually break an infants femur. i do really think it would have had to have been something more pronounced than simply rolling off a couch to actually do this to an infant,espescially given the heaviness of an infants head compared to the rest of the body,the head would be the most likely thing to have hit first,you know what i mean? i am just hoping this child isn;t in any danger in its environment.
njarvis,do you have anymore info on how this child is doing right now? did they find any bone abnormalities? i do hope the baby is doing okay. Marcia
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