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What is the treatment for a fracture of neck of femur?

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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Pinning or ORIF: Percutaneously pinning of the femur or open reduction and internal fixation of the femur.
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Partial or total hip: Replacement if it is displaced. If it is just a crack and not shifted out of position surgery can be done with three screws to keep the femoral head from shifting. Usually it is displaced and needs a replacement because once it shifts the blood supply to the head is irreversibly damaged.
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Surgery: In a young person with a femoral neck fracture the fracture should be fixed with screws in an anatomical position. This can be done in some circumstances through small incisions but a large formal incision may be required to get the fracture aligned in perfect position.

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Last updated Sep 25, 2016

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