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How serious is a fractured head of femur?
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Trouble healing
These heal poorly without surgical assistance any intraarticulat fracture carries risk of post traumatic arthritis and chronic pain.

In brief: Trouble healing
These heal poorly without surgical assistance any intraarticulat fracture carries risk of post traumatic arthritis and chronic pain.
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Shaun Machen
A fractured femoral head can also result in a vascular necrosis of the femoral head--lack of blood supply that causes the bone to die. This will result in femoral head deformity and arthritis. So, yes, it is serious.
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