Episode six of the Fracture Season of PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast focuses on proximal, shaft and distal femur fractures including SCFE. Learn about which kids get a hip spica and how to manage acute femur fractures.

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PEM Currents: Femur Fractures Produced and edited by Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd


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