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: