The Amazing Plastic Child
Winter 2007 - Volume 11 Number 1
"The Amazing Plastic Child"
By John E Fortune, MD A serial x-ray of a two-year-old child with a badly
displaced femur fracture, showing gradual realignment of the bone over
the course of six months. No reduction was performed. Children rarely
need surgery for these types of fractures because dramatic plastic
remodeling is possible in the very young.