Femur Fracture


A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone. When a fracture occurs, it is classified as either open or closed:

  • open fracture (Also called compound fracture.) - the bone exits and is visible through the skin, or a deep wound that exposes the bone through the skin.
  • closed fracture (Also called simple fracture.) - the bone is broken, but the skin is intact.

Diagnostic procedures may include the following:


The following are the most common symptoms of a fracture:

  • pain in the injured area
  • swelling in the injured area
  • obvious deformity in the injured area
  • difficulty using or moving the injured area in a normal manner
  • warmth, bruising, or redness in the injured area  


Treatments may include:

  • splint/cast
  • medication
  • traction
  • surgery  

After Surgery/Recovery

Physical Therapy is a critical part of complete recovery. Our doctors recommend DMC's Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, with 30 convenient locations across southeastern Michigan. To find one near you, click here.


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