Ultrasound shows one of the babies femur bones to be shorter than the other. It is still growing as of the last ultrasound. The ultrasound tech said it is about 7 weeks behind the other leg in growth. My daughter in law is 26 weeks pregnant. What can be done for the baby if her femur bone is shorter?
A femur that is shorter on one side can be an isolated problem, or occasionally seen as part of a syndrome involving other bones or parts of the body. Decreasing the difference in femur length can done by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. The parents should request a referral to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon after the baby is born.
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