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Diseases » Fractured femur » Summary
 

What is Fractured femur?

What is Fractured femur?

A break in the femur bone. The femur is also known as the thighbone and is the main bone that runs from the knee to ...more »

  • Fractured femur: A fracture that occurs in the femur of the leg.

Fractured femur: Introduction

Types of Fractured femur:

Broader types of Fractured femur:

How many people get Fractured femur?

Incidence (annual) of Fractured femur: 3,948 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Incidence Rate of Fractured femur: approx 1 in 1,155 or 0.09% or 235,486 people in USA [about data]

What causes Fractured femur?

Causes of Fractured femur: see causes of Fractured femur
Risk factors for Fractured femur: see risk factors for Fractured femur

What are the symptoms of Fractured femur?

Symptoms of Fractured femur: see symptoms of Fractured femur

Fractured femur: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Fractured femur.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Fractured femur.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Fractured femur: Orthopedic Surgeon, Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Fractured femur.
Treatments for Fractured femur: see treatments for Fractured femur
Research for Fractured femur: see research for Fractured femur

Society issues for Fractured femur


Hospitalization statistics for Fractured femur: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Fractured femur:

  • 0.7% (89,313) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of femur in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture of femur in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Fractured femur:

Organs and body systems related to Fractured femur include:

Name and Aliases of Fractured femur

Main name of condition: Fractured femur

Other names or spellings for Fractured femur:

broken femur, Thigh fracture

Fractured femur: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Fractured femur:

 

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