Am J Perinatol 1990; 7(1): 46-48
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-999445

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Fracture of the Femur at Cesarean Section: Case Report and Review of Literature

Rohitkumar Vasa, Myungduk Roger Kim
  • Department of Pediatrics, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Stevenson Expressway at King Drive, Chicago, Illinois
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Publication Date:
04 March 2008 (online)


In this article, we report a case of a newborn who was delivered by cesarean section for breech presentation and who sustained a fracture of the femur. Nine-month follow-up revealed good healing of the fracture. We also present a short review and discussion of only six other similarly reported cases. We suggest that although cesarean section decreases the trauma-related morbidity in breech presentation, it does not reduce it to zero.