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There is a transverse "fracture" in at the metaphyseal - diaphyseal junction of the right femur. This is a Torus fracture.
These are the opposite of a fracture, in that they deveolp due to compression forces rather than tension. They are a buckle or fold, seen in children, usually at the junction of the rigid diaphysis and the more elastic metaphysis. They are basically quite stable, as they cannot progress to the other side of the bone.
Treatment was by a Thomas splint for 10 days (to allow the swelling to subside). After this the limb was placed in a well fitting above knee cast.