Fracture Neck of Femur / Femoral Neck Fracture

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Glossary

Osteoporosis: A disease in which bones become thin, weak and are easily fractured.

Stress Fracture: Fracture occurring in bone subject to repeated stress.

Compression Fracture: Fracture caused by compression.

Osteopenia: Reduced bone mass.

Open reduction and Fixation: Surgical correction of a bone-break, in contrast with simple splintage or other rigid immobilisation.

Prostheses: Artificial substitute used for a missing or defective part.

Replacement Arthroplasty: Surgical method of removing and replacing a joint or bone.

Rehabilitation: Treatment for an injury or illness aimed at restoring physical abilities.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): A painless method using magnetic fields for taking pictures of internal organs.

Bone Scan: A technique to create images of bones on a computer screen or on film. A small amount of radioactive material is injected into a blood vessel and travels through the bloodstream; it collects in the bones and is detected by a scanner.

Pathological Fracture: A fracture that would not otherwise occur were it not for pathological weakening of the bone due to osteoporosis, metastasis, infection, metabolic disorders or other systemic disease.

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rajur 

My dad is 81 years old and suffered fracture of femoral neck, operated and metal rod (all along the femur) and screws were used to stabilise and treatment. After 5 months there is no pain or discomfort. But what should be done so that he starts walking again. He is constantly cared by a nurse and legs receive daily massage and they seem to have improved along with strengthening excercises. But my dad is reluctant to try more efforts and try walking even with 'walker' support and us around him to help.
Does he need psychological analysis and help to overcome his reluctance?

chrissy73 

i am 39 years old and i have a tumor in neck of femur, was told to be carefull as it could fracture but they are going to monitor every 6 months, i am in alot of pain n often wake crying cause of it what are my options?doctor said if they operate i may never walk again plz help cause i can not keep living on pain killers

sravani 

Hi am sravani studying 2nd mbbs.my dad was met with an accident 3months back.he had poliomyelitis.his neck of the femur was fractured after that he was operated but it was not success.dey kept screws over there but they came out.so he is again going for operation.so i request u 2 suggest for my dad's operation which could make him normal.thanking u.my mail id is [email protected]

Bhavya 

This article requires some more detailing.
The animated sketch showing the various sites of fracture is very helpful

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