Executive Editor: Fergal Monsell

General Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Andrew Howard, James Hunter, Theddy Slongo

Pediatric proximal femur 31-M/7

Nonoperative treatment

1. Nonoperative treatment


It is important to avoid active contraction and passive movement of the corresponding muscles. Therefore, good instructions from the surgeon and/or physiotherapist are helpful.

Crutch walking, supervised by a physiotherapist, should be advised for 3-4 weeks.

Note: Toe-touch weight bearing stresses the hip and proximal femur less than non-weight bearing.

Follow up

Decreasing pain is a good indicator of healing, and clinical and radiological surveillance becomes generally unnecessary.



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