Posted by: Gwen | 2004/10/27


Soft tissue Injury & a crack on Femur

Dear Doctor,

My daughter who is six years old was invovled in an accident on the 23/10/04. The doctor who attended to her explained that she had soft tissue injury in a chest and the X-ray showed that she had a small crack on her left Femur. The doctor prescribed her paracetamol and amoxyl susp.

My questions are: 1. Will the tissues heal and could the injury be a permanent one?

2. Will the crack on Femur heal, appoximately how long will it take and could this injury be a permanent one?

3. She complains of pain when passing urine, what could be the problem. Will this heal or could this be a permananet injury?

Please help me doctor.

Expert's Reply



Soft tissue injuries heal easily in small children. It would be good to go back to the doctor if ANY symptoms persist and the painful urination does warrant evaluation to exclude an infection.

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Posted by: dr anonymous | 2004/10/31

1. Yes soft tissues will heal in about 14days. Encourage plenty fruit vit c aids in rapid healing.
2.Femur fracture that dis not need any plaster etc will heal in about 4wks-6wks in children.also encourage vit C intake.
3. If the orthopods have excluded a pelvic & bladder injury, then in all likely hood she has a bladder infection. You need to take her in for re-exam & urine dipstix & then your doctor may change the antibiotic which is more specific to bladder infection.
However the dipstix may show normal as she has been on amoxyl.

Wishing her a rapid recovery.

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