A 19-year-old female asked:
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if you fall on your femur and it hurt (maybe a lot), will it break if it was the same fall that hurt your femur, on a weaker bone? please be specific?

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Dr. Brendan Rice
17 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: In theory, since the femur is thick and strong, it can withstand more force than smaller, "weaker" bones; however, there's really no way to predict if a certain fall would have resulted in a broken bone since there are many other factors to consider.
Answered on Oct 20, 2016
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