Femoral Fracture Surgery Bayonne and Bloomfield
A femoral fracture is a break in the thigh bone, which is called the femur. The femur bone is also known as the thigh bone. It runs from the hip to the knee and is the longest and strongest bone in the body.
There are several types of femoral fractures.
- Transverse fracture. In this type of fracture, the break is a straight horizontal line going across the femoral shaft.)
- Oblique fracture. This type of fracture has an angled line across the shaft.)
- Spiral fracture. The fracture line encircles the shaft like the stripes on a candy cane. A twisting force to the thigh causes this type of fracture.)
- Open fracture. If a bone breaks in such a way that bone fragments stick out through the skin or a wound penetrates down to the broken bone, the fracture is called an open or compound fracture)
Upon examination and diagnosis of a femoral fracture, Dr. Augustin will devise a definitive plan as to what is the best treatment and recovery for your injury.