Dr. Henry Backe is an integral part of the Orthopaedic Specialty Group, P. C. team since 1997. Dr. Backe’ exceptional surgical skills are complemented by a personable style and dedication to the highest quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in the area of trauma.
Femur Fractures Specialist In The Greater Chicagoland Area
Orthopaedic trauma injuries are rarely anticipated and often require the skill of a trained surgeon on an emergency basis. Dr. Henry Backe is specially-trained in this area and has put hundreds of patients back to work and to daily activities. He is very comfortable in the emergency room and is adept at putting both patients and their families at ease during a very stressful time.
Dr. Backe is here for you!
FAQs on Femur Fractures
What Is A Femur Fracture?
Femur fractures occur in the femur (the thigh bone) is the longest and strongest bone in the human body. A broken thighbone often results from a car accident or bad fall. Symptoms include immediate, severe pain, deformity of the leg, bruising and swelling, and inability to move the leg. A fractured femur is a serious injury because there may be associate injuries to other parts of the leg and body.
What Are The Symptoms of Femur Fractures?
A femur fracture(or broken leg/thigh bone) typically causes pain, tenderness, bruising, swelling and some deformity of the upper leg area.
What Are The Treatment Option For Femur Fractures?
It requires a lot of force to fracture this bone and, therefore, treatment is not simple. Surgery is required in just about every femur fracture, and the most common practice is to insert a metal rod down the inside of the bone to keep it straight (known as intramedullary fixation). This rod, which is inserted near the hip or through the knee, usually remains in the patient for life. It holds the two ends of the bone in their proper alignment and rotation while they heal together. Other methods of surgical treatment include plating, in which a metal plate is applied to the side of the thighbone across the fracture and held in place by screws.