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Fractured Femur


Healthgrades Editorial Staff

What is a fractured femur?

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. Motor vehicle accidents and falls are examples of common accidents that