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What are the signs of fractured neck of femur (broken hip)?
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Dr. Robert Dunbar
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Pain, can't walk
Femoral neck fractures are extremely debilitating.
Elders get these fractures commonly and may have the affected leg shorter than the other and/or rotated. The patient will not bear weight on this side. Sometimes these fractures are less obvious, requiring advanced imaging studies (like mri) to detect. In this case, if you give a tap on the heel, sometimes the patient will feel it up in the hip.

In brief: Pain, can't walk
Femoral neck fractures are extremely debilitating.
Elders get these fractures commonly and may have the affected leg shorter than the other and/or rotated. The patient will not bear weight on this side. Sometimes these fractures are less obvious, requiring advanced imaging studies (like mri) to detect. In this case, if you give a tap on the heel, sometimes the patient will feel it up in the hip.
Dr. Robert Dunbar
Dr. Robert Dunbar
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Pain and others
A fractured femur is a very painful condition, especially when trying to bear weight on the affected side or when trying to move the leg.

In brief: Pain and others
A fractured femur is a very painful condition, especially when trying to bear weight on the affected side or when trying to move the leg.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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