Proximal 3rd (subtrochanteric region)
Distal 3rd (distal metaphyseal–diaphyseal junction)
Thigh pain, deformity, swelling, shortening
Patient unable to move hip or knee
Commonly presents as multitrauma:
Chest, abdominal, pelvic, hip, knee injury, including d...
Immobilization of the extremity and application of a traction splint can be important for tamponade of further blood loss into the thigh:
Backboard immobilization, rigid splinting...
All femur fractures must be admitted except as noted below in Discharge Criteria.
Any suspicion of NAT in children
Due to the high-energy mechanism required to incur a femoral fracture, other associated traumatic injuries must be ruled out.
Document neurovascular function on initial assessment a...
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820.22 Closed fracture of subtrochanteric section of neck of femur
821.00 Closed fracture of unspecified part of femur
821.01 Closed fracture of shaft of femur
821.29 Other closed fracture of l...
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