A femoral fracture is a break in the thigh bone, which is called the femur. It runs from the hip to the knee. It is the longest and strongest bone in the body. It usually requires a great deal of force to break the femur.

Femoral Fractures
Femur Fracture
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A femoral fracture is usually caused by direct trauma to your femur. Trauma may be caused by:

  • Car, motorcycle, or pedestrian collisions
  • Falls
  • Blows
  • Severe twists
  • Gunshot wounds

Femoral fractures may also be caused by low-impact trauma or spontaneous breaks from weakened bones.