Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Peter V Giannoudis, Hans Christoph Pape, Michael Schütz

Femur shaft



Evaluate the neurovascular status of the limb and be aware of ligamentous injuries to the knee joint.

There is a high incidence of other injuries associated with femoral shaft fractures, be aware of ipsilateral fractures of the neck of the femur and/or the posterior wall of the acetabulum.

Periprosthetic fractures are not covered in this module.


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v1.0 2007-12-02