Femur Fracture - Broken Thigh Bone
Femur fractures can cause severe pain, swelling, and bruising. Your leg may look shorter or out of its normal position. You may not be able to move your leg.
Other less commonly performed femur surgeries include plating and external fixation. Plating involves securing a plate and screws into the bone to keep it in proper position while it heals. External fixation uses a frame that is aligned on the outside of the leg and secured with surgical pins to keep the bones from moving while they heal. External fixation may be used in the case of severe skin wounds and a femur fracture.
Overall, recovery is different for everyone. Recovery time depends on several factors, including the severity and location of injury, if nerves or blood vessels were affected, and the type of treatment that you received. It can take a femur fracture from three to six months to heal.
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