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Newborn and Infant Care

Bones might have fused too early

10/23/2008

Question:

My grandson is 1 week old. My daughter was told that his bones might have fused too early. What exactly does that mean?

Answer:

In order to answer this question I need to know which bones have possibly fused. The bone(s) involved would lead me to different possible causes.

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Response by:

Sarah Sauntry, RN, MS, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati