A fractured femur is a breakage in the thigh bone (femur), the longest, strongest and heaviest bone in the human body. The strength and size of the femur means that under typical circumstances, a large force or extensive trauma is needed in order to result in a fracture.
Signs and symptoms of a broken leg may include:
• Severe pain, which may worsen with movement
• Obvious deformity or shortening of the affected leg
• Inability to walk
Toddlers or young children who break a leg may simply stop walking, even if they can't explain why. Unexplained crying may be a symptom of a toddler who has a fracture.
• Physical exam, the doctor will inspect the affected area for tenderness, swelling, deformity or an open wound.
• X-rays usually can pinpoint the location of the break and determine the extent of injury to any adjacent joints.
• Computerized tomography (CT)
• Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Consult at Aadil Hospital for surgical treatment