What is a Pathologic Femur Fracture?
Not all bone fractures are the same and a pathologic femur fracture is a unique scenario. Whether it is a slip and fall injury, a motor vehicle collision, or a physical assault, a pathologic fracture is a separate category. A pathologic femur fracture is a break in the femur following relatively minor trauma. This could include something as simple as walking up the stairs. Even though minor trauma is not typically enough to cause a break in the bone, the bones in a pathologic fracture have been weakened by a pre-existing disease. Some of these include: