Femoral fractures are breaks or cracks in the femur, which is the largest bone in the human body and runs from the hip to the knee. These fractures can range from small cracks in the bone to complete breaks that separate the bone into two or more pieces.
Femoral fractures can occur due to a variety of causes, including:
Symptoms of femoral fractures can include:
Treatment for femoral fractures depends on the severity and location of the fracture. Minor fractures may be treated with rest, immobilization with a cast or brace, and pain relief medication. More severe fractures may require surgery to realign the broken bone and stabilize it with pins, screws, plates, or rods.
After treatment, physical therapy is often necessary to help regain strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the affected leg. It is important to follow the recommended treatment plan and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and prevent long-term complications such as joint stiffness and reduced mobility.