Femur Fractures (Subscribe)

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Femoral Shaft Fractures (61)
Internet resources relating to Femoral Shaft Fractures
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ICD-10 Code S72.3 Fracture of shaft of femur
SNOMED-CT Term Fracture of shaft of femur (disorder) Concept ID: 54441004
Hip Fractures (67)
Internet resources relating to Hip Fractures. Fractures of the Femoral Head & Neck; the trochanters; or the inter- or subtrochanteric region.
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ICD-10 Code S72 Fracture of Femur
SNOMED-CT Term Fracture of proximal end of femur (disorder) Concept ID: 263225007
Synonyms - Hip fracture
Periprosthetic Fractures (20)
Internet resources relating to Periprosthetic fractures of the femur (at the hip and knee). Fractures around joint replacement prosthetics or implants. They can occur intraoperatively or postoperatively.
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ICD-10 Code M96.6 Fracture of bone following insertion of orthopaedic implant, joint prosthesis, or bone plate
SNOMED-CT Term Disorders of musculoskeletal implants and repairs (disorder) Concept ID: 271988006
Synonyms - Disorders of musculoskeletal prostheses, implants or repairs
Supracondylar Fractures (9)
Internet resources relating to Supracondylar Fractures of the femur.
MeSH Search Term "Femoral Fractures"[mesh:noexp]
ICD-10 Code S72.4 Fracture of lower end of femur
SNOMED-CT Term Supracondylar fracture femur (disorder) Concept ID: 263235001

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Comprehensive Classification of Fractures of Long Bones popular

AONA posting of the AO Classification of Long Bone Fractures

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2010 Femur Fractures Rare With Bisphosphonate Use Medscape

Report of NEJM article published online March 2010.
Subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femur fractures are rare, even with bisphosphonate use for up to 10 years, according to the results of an analysis of 3 trials reported online March 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Closed Left Femoral Fracture

AO Foundation Case Discussion September 2003 Male patient 35 years old who had a motorcycle accident with a closed left femoral fracture. No other injuries. 1. Fracture Male patient 35 years old who had a motorcycle accident with a closed left femoral fracture. No other injuries. Discussion Classification: Is this a proximal femoral or shaft fracture or a diaphyseal fracture ? 31 or 32 ? Which of the two is more urgent to treat ? Treatment options: Intramedullary nail, Plate/Screw device, Other ?

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Femoral Fractures PatientPlus

Fractures of the femur are common and may affect the femoral neck, the femoral shaft or supracondylar, which often also involve the knee joint. Fractures of the femoral neck are far more common in the elderly but fractures of the femoral shaft and supracondylar fractures are usually caused by violent trauma and most often occur in adolescents and young adults.

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The Early Response to Major Trauma and Intramedullary Nailing

OTA paper 2004:We report the nature of the early stress response in an ovine model of high-energy injury which more closely replicates the clinical situation of major trauma. Our hypothesis was that the immediate stress response to trauma is characteristic, and its magnitude is governed by the initial injury and subsequent surgical management.

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The floating knee

The floating knee: epidemiology, prognostic indicators & outcome following surgical management Ulfin Rethnam , Rajam S Yesupalan and Rajagopalan Nair
Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2007, 1:2
onclusion The associated injuries and the type of fracture (open, intra-articular, comminution) are prognostic indicators in the Floating knee. Appropriate management of the associated injuries, intra-medullary nailing of both the fractures and post operative rehabilitation are necessary for good final outcome.

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The Pathologic Femur Fracture

Book excerpt. From The Double Dyamic Martin Screw Eds Dittel & Rapp p 108
Comprehensive discussion of the situation and treatment options.

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Thighbone or Femur Fractures Patient Information AAOS

The thigh bone (femur) is the longest and the strongest bone in the body. To break the thighbone across its length (shaft) takes a great deal of force, as might occur in a motor vehicle accident or a fall from a high place. Because of this, a broken thighbone is often associated with potentially life-threatening injuries to other body systems. In children younger than 3 years, a thighbone fracture is often an indicator of abuse.

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