Whats is it?
Femoral shaft fracture surgery is designed to treat a break spanning anywhere across the long, straight part of the femur bone. There are multiple types of femoral shaft fractures. Among these types of fractures are:
- Transverse fracture
- Oblique fracture
- Spiral fracture
- Comminuted fracture
- Open fracture
With open fractures, it is imperative that they are cleansed and surgically treated immediately in order to prevent an infection from occurring since the bone is protruding out from under the skin.
How is it Performed?
Femoral shaft fracture surgery is often performed through external fixation to provide solid, temporary stability until the patient is healthy and ready for the final surgery. In most cases, intramedullary nailing is necessary to repair the femoral shaft fracture. This procedure allows the patient’s affected bone to be put into its proper position so that the bone heals effectively.
Doctors Who Perform This Procedure