Dissector of thigh              Femur

Causes Diagnosis Management
 
  • History: A fall often in an elderly woman.
  • Inspection: Real and apparent shortening of affected limb
  • Xray:
  • Reduction under general anesthesia
  • Immobilization in Thomas' splint for 6-10 weeks or
  • Hamilton Russell traction for 6-10 weeks.
  • Ambulate  without weight bearing for 12-16 weeks.
  • Stable fracture can be allowed weight bearing in a matter of weeks.
  • Internal fixation with surgical exposure of femur using pin and plate, especially for the elderly.

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