Users' questions

Can a femur be a soft marker for Down syndrome?

Can a femur be a soft marker for Down syndrome?

Soft markers are “red flags” found on ultrasounds that are not abnormalities, per se, but rather characteristics that occur more often in fetuses with chromosomal trisomies. Compared to high-level markers such as nuchal skin fold, femur length is considered a low-level marker for Down syndrome.

Can a short femur be a sign of poor pregnancy?

While a short femur length finding on ultrasound may indicate the need for further testing to rule out certain conditions, it is also important to keep in mind the limitations inherent to using femur length as a marker for poor pregnancy outcome.

Can a 12 week NT show a femur?

The problem is the microarray results take up to 3-4 weeks. I had the Harmony blood test which was ok and my 12 week NT showed less than 1mm behind the neck. My next scan is at 20 weeks and the Dr made it very clear to us that the state law is termination up to 24 weeks.

What did the Tech say about the femur?

The tech said everything looked normal but said “the femur is on the shorter side, so that might explain why the fundal measurement is lower”. She didn’t elaborate but just said baby could be on the shorter side, and ended with “all good!”. Overall baby measured 49th percentile, 6 lbs 7 oz I think.

How are metal rods used to stabilize a broken femur?

Consider intra-medullary nailing to stabilize the area. During intramedullary nailing, metal rods are inserted into the marrow canal of the bones through a small incision. They are then screwed to the bone at both ends. This procedure keeps the bone in its correct position during healing.

How are pins and screws attached to a broken femur?

For external fixation, the surgeon will cut an opening to surgically place metal pins and screws into the bone above and below the fracture site. The pins and screws are attached to a bar outside the skin. This bar holds the bones together, when the skin and muscles have been injured, to promote healing.

What are the symptoms of a distal femur fracture?

The most common symptoms of distal femur fracture include: Pain with weightbearing Swelling and bruising Tenderness to touch Deformity — the knee may look “out of place” and the leg may appear shorter and crooked

What happens when a femur is broken in the thigh?

When this happens the bone fragments change position and become difficult to line up with a cast. In this x-ray of the knee taken from the side, the muscles at the front and back of the thigh have shortened and pulled the broken pieces of bone out of alignment.