Diagnosis

Simple fracture, transerse ≤ 30° (AO/OTA 32A3)

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Transverse femoral shaft fractures occur due to direct bending force and can be caused by a direct impact or blow and are of moderate energy impact.

Options
1. Proximal 1/3 (AO/OTA 32A3(a)) 
2. Middle 1/3 (AO/OTA 32A3(b)) 
3. Distal 1/3 (AO/OTA 32A3(c)) 

1. Proximal 1/3 (AO/OTA 32A3(a)) 

(AO/OTA 32A3(a))

(AO/OTA 32A3(a))

Simple transverse fractures in the proximal third of the femoral shaft are classified as 32A3(a) fractures.

(AO/OTA 32A3(a))

(AO/OTA 32A3(a))

2. Middle 1/3 (AO/OTA 32A3(b)) 

(AO/OTA 32A3(b))

(AO/OTA 32A3(b))

Simple transverse fractures in the mid third of the femoral shaft are classified as 32A3(b) fractures.

(AO/OTA 32A3(b))

(AO/OTA 32A3(b))

3. Distal 1/3 (AO/OTA 32A3(c)) 

(AO/OTA 32A3(c))

(AO/OTA 32A3(c))

Simple transverse fractures in the distal zone of the femoral shaft are classified as 32A3(c) fractures.