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Doctor insights on: Recovery Time After A Compound Femur Fracture

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Dr. John Landi
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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How long will it take until you fully recover from a compound femur fracture?

How long will it take until you fully recover from a compound femur fracture?

3 - 12 months: An open or compound femur fracture is a severe, high energy injury that requires extensive treatment and healing time. ...Read more

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I was in a auto accident and sustained a trimalar break with a compound femur fracture. It has been six months and have some trouble with pain?

I was in a auto accident and sustained a  trimalar break  with a compound  femur fracture. It has been six months and have some trouble with pain?

Fractures: You had very significant fractures. It is not unusual for pain to be present for up to a year. Sometimes, even the hardware can cause pain. Also you need to make sure the bone is healing correctly an in good alignment. Discuss with your doctor and if you have any concerns get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What are the complications of femur fracture?

Many possibilities: Nonunion. Malunion. Chronic pain. Infection. Nerve & muscle damage. Abnormal gait. Inability to walk/run. Therefore, make sure you go see doc for evaluation & treatment. You may need referral to orthopedic surgeon. Depending upon how/where your femur was fractured & what level of care is available to you, operative care may be necessary. ...Read more

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How long does it take a femur fracture to heal up?

3-6 month: It depends what fracture is it, the treatment method and if you have complications with it. ...Read more

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How long does femur fracture (cominuted ) heal by using external fixation ?

Temporary fixation: Fracture of femur usually requires surgery to repair. Most of the adult femur fractures are trated by i/m rod that goes in side the bone to stabilize it while it heals. If for some reason i/m rod is not an option then external fixator is applied with a metal bar outside to keep bone in position so it can heal. Femur will usually take 3-6 month to heal , but it gets stronger every month. ...Read more

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If one person have femur fracture, what kind of opration will be use in america?

If one person have femur fracture, what kind of opration will be use in america?

Depends: This really depends on the location of the fracture and age of the patient. But, options include intramedullary rod, plate and screws, . ...Read more

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Since alendronate is to build bones, why does it put me at risk for femur fracture?

Since alendronate is to build bones, why does it put me at risk for femur fracture?

Quality of bone: The bone quality on alendronate is different than "normal" bone. There are certain types of femur fractures that are more commonly seen in individuals taking alendronate. ...Read more

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My son who is 9 has a distal femur fracture. What does that mean?

Broken bone above --: the knee joint. He needs treatment for it, from an Orthopedic surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more