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How can you fix a broken femur?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Plates or rods: A broken femur is usually repaired with screws, plates, or rods depending on where the bone is broke and surgeon preference.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Intramedullary Nail: The standard surgical intervention for an adult femur fracture is an intramedullary (im) nail.

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