Hip or Femur Fracture Repair with Rodding

Learn About Fracture Repair with Rodding in Omaha from Dr. Darren Keiser

hip anatomyYour thighbone (femur) is the longest and strongest bone in your body. Because the femur is so strong, it usually takes a lot of force to break it. Car crashes, for example, are the number one cause of femur fractures.

The long, straight part of the femur is called the femoral shaft. When there is a break anywhere along this length of bone, it is called a femoral shaft fracture.

Femur fractures vary greatly, depending on the force that causes the break. The pieces of bone may line up correctly or be out of alignment (displaced), and the fracture may be closed (skin intact) or open (the bone has punctured the skin).

Doctors describe fractures to each other using classification systems. Femur fractures are classified depending on:

> The location of the fracture (the femoral shaft is divided into thirds: distal, middle, proximal)

>The pattern of the fracture (for example, the bone can break in different directions, such as cross-wise, length-wise, or in the middle)

> Whether the skin and muscle above the bone is torn by the injury

**Call the office of Dr. Darren Keiser to set up an appointment & learn if Hip or Femur (Thighbone) Fracture Repair with Rodding is right for you.