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Femur Fracture

A femur shaft fracture is a break in the long bone of the upper leg, called the femur.



  • High-impact injury, such as a fall from a height, a motor vehicle accident.
  • Sports-related injury.
  • Osteoporosis, can also increase the risk of a femur shaft fracture.


  • Intense pain in the affected area, swelling, bruising.
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg.
  • In severe cases, the bone may be visibly deformed.
  • Individual may experience muscle spasms in the affected leg.


  • Immobilization of the affected leg with a cast or brace to stabilize the bone.
  • Surgery may be necessary to realign the bone and secure it in place.
  • Physical therapy will be recommended to restore strength and flexibility.

It is important to seek medical attention promptly if you suspect you have a femur shaft fracture. Early diagnosis and treatment can help to minimize the risk of long-term complications and ensure a successful outcome.

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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
    Orthopedic surgeon
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