My 17 year old son broke his femur playing soccer

Elizabeth - posted on 07/27/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son broke his femur playing soccer. He has a titanium rod in the bone. We are told that 4mo min for the bone to heal. I am wondering about recovery and the future of his soccer playing( he was hoping to play in college). Anyones advise or stories of similar injuries/ recovery would help.

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Quinta - posted on 07/28/2009

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My son broke his femur when he was 2yrs old (16yrs ago). They are so much more resilient when they are younger. He has been fine ever since. If your son keeps up with the physical therapy (and its gonna be hard, he won't want to always do it) he should be fine. Just keep him encouraged and remind him that if he truly wants to play college soccer he has to push through the pain. P.U.S.H (pray until something happens)

Dara - posted on 07/27/2009

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Wow, that is a bad break. My other half broke his femur in half, but in an accident....Your son is still young, but depending on how bad the break was, will depend on how long and how well it will heal. From the sounds of it due to the rod (which my other half has as well), it must have been a really bad injury, Is he in physical therapy yet? Talk to the phyical therapist to find out the progress. The ortho should have or should be doing another xray to check how the bone is healing around the rod. This is a big factor. Again, it really depends on the injury itself and the person. Has there been union of the femur where the break was? How well is the bone reforming at the break? These are all factors. My other half has had 3 surgeries, two rods and a bone graft to date, but that is because after 10 months the two pieces had still not reunited. Good luck and don't be afraid to ask the docs and therapists about progress and to see the xrays they take...seeing is believing. God Bless

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Toni - posted on 07/28/2009

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Oh my gosh, that is a bad break. I would suggest searching out a ortho that specialized in sports medicine. This doctor can give you the answers you are looking for. Please make sure your son is following the doctors recommendations to the letter. If this bone heals wrong, well, not so good, so best to follow doctors orders. Good luck and God bless

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