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Femur Shaft Fractures

The femur, or thighbone, is the longest and strongest bone in your body; therefore, it takes a great force, like a car accident, to break it. The long, straight part of the femur from below the hip to the knee is known as the femoral shaft. Types of Femoral Shaft Fractures Femur fractures are classified based on the location of the fracture, the pattern of the break, and whether the skin and muscle were torn. Some common types of femur fractures include: Transverse. A straight horizontal break across the femoral shaft is known as a transverse fracture. Spiral. A twisting… [more]

ACL Injury: Does It Require Surgery?

ACL injuries are often associated with sports like football, basketball and soccer, when the following movements may occur: Getting hit hard on the side of your knee Stopping suddenly and changing direction Overextending the knee joint Treatment for ACL injuries are determined on an individual basis based on the patient’s age, activity level, how unstable the knee is, and whether other structures in the knee have also been injured. Age. For the young and active population, ACL surgery is often recommended to restore range of motion, to reduce the risk of subsequent injury, and to reduce progression of degenerative changes…. [more]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

More commonly known as the ACL, the anterior cruciate ligament connects the thighbone to the shinbone in the middle of the knee. It prevents the shinbone from sliding out in front of the thighbone. Overstretching or tearing can cause an ACL injury. Most ACL tears occur in the middle of the ligament or the ligament is pulled off of the thighbone, which form a gap that cannot heal on its own. Causes ACL injuries are often associated with sports. The following movements can result in an ACL injury: Getting hit hard on the side of your knee Stopping suddenly and… [more]

Developmental Hip Dysplasia

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) refers to an abnormal formation of the hip joint of a child where the thighbone is not held firmly in the socket, and the ligaments may be loose or stretched. In some children, the femur is loose in the socket at birth; in others, the bone is completely out of the socket. In some children, the looseness worsens as the child grows and becomes more active. Screenings Children are screened for DDH at birth and at well baby checkups. When detected at birth, DDH can usually be corrected; however, if the hip is not… [more]

Adult Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia affects thousands of people every year. Also known as hip dislocation and loose hips, hip dysplasia refers to the bones of the hip joint being misaligned. It prevents proper function of the hip joint and causes the joint to wear more quickly than normal. Hip dysplasia is a silent condition, meaning pain often isn’t felt until the later stages, making it difficult to detect. Hip Dysplasia Symptoms Hip dysplasia pain is most often felt deep in the front of the groin region, as well as the side and back of the hip. Pain may start out as mild… [more]

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