What is Femur Fracture Fixation?

High-impact accidents, hard falls, disease and age-related degeneration are factors that can contribute to a debilitating hip fracture. Often, breaks occur near the femoral head, the region of the thighbone that makes up part of the hip joint. This injury can be extremely painful and debilitating for patients of all ages. However, older men and women are especially prone to suffering a hip fracture and sometimes have trouble fully regaining their quality of life after this serious injury.

Symptoms of a femoral fracture include:

  • Pain in the hip and groin
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Deformity
  • Inability to walk or severely reduced mobility

On many occasions, bones “dislocate” during a fracture by moving away from their natural positions. Even if bones are broken but do not initially shift dramatically, there is a chance they may do so during the healing process. To ensure a femur fracture properly repairs, a femur fracture fixation surgery may be necessary.

Femur fracture fixation procedures involve inserting stabilizing screws to secure the femoral head and prevent it from again breaking apart. Sometimes only one implant is used, while more serious or complicated fractures require multiple modifications. During a femur fracture fixation surgery, the surgeon may approach the injury from the front or back of the hip.

Our Treatment Approach

If you believe you or a loved one may be experiencing a femoral fracture, seek immediate medical attention. The more quickly assistance is obtained, the more likely you are to achieve optimal healing.

At OrthoCARE Institute, our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons regularly help patients recover from hip and femur fractures. From diagnosis to treatment, we are committed to providing patient-centric, innovative care. During your initial visit to OrthoCARE Institute, one of our orthopedic experts will quickly and efficiently diagnose your condition. With a proper diagnosis in hand, we can then create a personalized treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs and goals.

For the majority of patients, we first encourage conservative treatments before resorting to surgical intervention. When dealing with an injury as serious as a femoral fracture, however, surgery often becomes a necessity. Depending on your physical state, symptoms, the location and severity of your fracture, a number of surgical options may be available to you. Femur fracture fixation procedures are an effective choice for many, as this surgery stabilizes the hip joint and may prevent further damage. In some cases, minimally invasive techniques may be implemented, which lead to shorter recovery times and reduced strain on the body.

For more information about how a femur fracture fixation surgery may lessen your pain and encourage your body to heal properly, call us directly at 972-573-7802 or fill out the form on our Contact Us page. We look forward to speaking with you!