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Femoral Artery Damage with a Femur Fracture

Those who have sustained a serious bone fracture could be prone to suffering damage to major blood vessels. This is the case for individuals who have suffered a fracture of the femur. It is possible for a bone fragment to damage one of the nearby vessels, such as the femoral artery. Unfortunately, not everyone has good bone health. Recently, a study was published by the National Institutes of Health on children who suffered bone fractures. According to the study:

Mobility After a Femur Fracture

Fractures of the femur are incredibly severe, and it can be difficult for people to recover from. Depending on the severity of the fracture, people might have trouble walking, let alone running. It is essential for everyone to understand just how common femur fractures can be. Some of the statistics on femur fractures that have been released by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)have shown that:

What is an Occult Femur Fracture?

Femur fractures are among the most painful and most serious injuries that someone can suffer. Many people believe that a broken leg is easy to spot. After all, if someone cannot walk on his or her leg, there is likely a serious injury. On the other hand, some fractures can be missed by routine imaging. These fractures are termed occult, meaning that they are not readily obvious. According to a study that was published in Acta Orthopedics:

Complications of an Open Femur Fracture

Bone fractures are some of the most commonly suffered injuries in a car accident and, unfortunately, complications can develop. When an individual sustains an open fracture of the femur, the complications can be even more severe. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS):

Femur Fracture Malunion

Like other injuries, bone fractures range in their scope and severity; however, any fracture that doesn’t heal correctly, termed malunion, is a serious problem. When femur fracture malunion takes place, the consequences can be severe. Unfortunately, bone fractures are an incredibly common injury, and their incidence is on the rise. As people continue to live longer, the rates of bone fractures are only going to increase. It is important for everyone to understand some of the factors that increase the risks of suffering a bone fracture. According to information published by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF):

Acute Hemorrhage Following a Femur Fracture

Broken bones can lead to numerous complications such as severe blood loss. Like other injuries, bone fractures range widely in their severity. Some fractures don’t require a cast while others can be life-threatening. Femur fractures, which is a break in the thigh bone, can be serious. According to statistics published in the Journal of Injury on bone fractures:

Delayed Versus Immediate Femur Fracture Stabilization

Bone fractures are some of the most common reasons why people seek medical care. Like auto accidents, the spectrum of broken bones ranges widely in both its scope and severity. Some broken bones are more serious than others. One of the most serious is a femur fracture, which is a break of the bone that makes up the thigh. Some of the statistics that have been published by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons regarding bone fractures include:

Femur Fractures in Bicycling Accidents

There are some serious injuries that might occur in a bike crash. One common injury is a traumatic brain injury which might be prevented by wearing a helmet. On the other hand, it is vital not to overlook other injuries as well, such as femur fractures. According to statistics that were recently published by Pedestrian and Bike Information:

Femur Fracture Patterns in Children: Associated Injuries

Childhood injuries are some of the leading causes of death. Even though many parents expect their children to suffer a few bumps and scrapes along the way, some injuries can lead to surgery, hospitalization, and permanent disabilities. Some of the relevant statistics that were published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include:

Pain Control Following a Bilateral Femur Fracture

Injuries and fatalities following car accidents are two of the biggest challenges facing this country. There is a lot of emphases placed on safety behind the wheel and accident prevention as people are learning how to drive. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough to prevent countless families from feeling the pain of losing a loved one in a car accident every year. Furthermore, injuries and fatalities in motor vehicle accidents are much more common than many people realize. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety: