Questions tagged [femur]

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Exercising a leg with a broken femur

Should the leg with a broken femur (which has been treated with surgery) be exercised when the swelling of the leg has sufficiently decreased, but the muscles still hurt?
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Leg apparently slightly shorter after femur surgery

In august 2016 i managed to fall off my bicycle and broke my femur bone (right greater trochanter). It was an accident and nobody else was involved. Urgent surgery followed approx. 12 hours after the ...
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Why have 2 bones in lower arm/leg and only 1 in upper?

I just broke my lower leg while skiing (both the tibia and the fibula). It's recovering well, having rest as my most prominent medicine. While thinking about my fracture, it appeared to me that we ...