Stress Fractures of the Femur

About Stress Fractures of the Femur:

A femoral stress fracture is a condition that is medically described as a partial crack in the femur or thighbone caused by repetitive stress or force.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Swelling and pain
  • Tenderness around the affected area
  • An inclination to limp or put less weight on the affected leg

How is it Treated?

Walking aids such as crutches are used to reduce the load on the bone.  Full recoveries typically take about 3-12 months for the bone to repair itself.

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