Can a hip pinning be performed on a femoral neck fracture?
A hip pinning is generally only performed in patients with a femoral neck fracture that is well aligned and minimally displaced. In younger patients, as described above, hip pinning may be attempted even if the bones are not properly aligned. However, even in this setting, a partial hip replacement may be necessary.
What are the symptoms of a broken femur?
A fracture in the thigh bone can bring about the following symptoms: 1 Inability to stand or move the leg. 2 Swelling in the hip region. 3 Bleeding from an open wound. 4 Deformity of the thigh bone region. 5 Hematoma. 6 (more items)
When does a femur fracture occur in the hip?
Proximal femur fractures, or hip fractures, involve the uppermost portion of the thigh bone just adjacent to the hip joint. These fractures are further subdivided into different types: 2 Femoral neck fractures are those that occur when the ball of the ball-and-socket joint is broken at the top of the femur.
When do you need surgery for a femur fracture?
A femur fracture is a crack, break or crush injury to the thigh bone. Smaller, simpler fractures of the femur do not typically require surgery. However, others that completely break the bone, cause the bone to be crushed or displaced need immediate surgery. This is a serious injury that is usually diagnosed by a physician.
When to have surgery for a broken femur?
Timing of surgery will depend on if the skin around the fracture is broken or not. Open fractures expose the injury site to the environment and need to be treated immediately. External fixation requires metal screws or pins to be placed into the bone.
What are the symptoms of a femur fracture?
The knee is the largest weight-bearing joint in the body, so if you fracture your thigh or any other bone that affects the knee, you will experience a number of symptoms that will interfere with your quality of life. Most people who fracture their thigh are unable to walk without significant difficulty or great pain.
What kind of X-ray do you need for a broken femur?
In most cases, your doctor will start with an X-ray. If more information is needed, they might also order a CT (computed tomography) scan. Before recommending specific treatment, your doctor will determine what type of break you have. The most common types are: Transverse fracture. The break is a straight horizontal line. Oblique fracture.
What causes a broken femur in an elderly person?
Even a low force incident such as a fall can cause a broken femur in individuals with weak bones. In the elderly, broken femur may be caused by a slip or fall. Most people who receive specialized treatment for a femur fracture are admitted in a long-term nursing or rehabilitation facility.