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Femur Fractures

Physiotherapy lectures
March 2007
Dr Jason Crane

Neck Of Femur Fracture

Neck Of Femur Fracture

Anatomy

Femur Anatomy

Capsule

Capsule

Blood Supply

Blood Supply

Hip Fractures

  • Incidence 10/1000
  • 10% are 70 years old, the rest older
  • Multiple medical conditions
  • 50% will die within the first 2 years
    of these 50% will die in the first 2 weeks

Predisposition

  1. Factors related to an increased risk of falls
  2. Factors related to a reduction in protective responses
  3. Factors related to loss of local shock absorbers
  4. Factors related to loss of bone strength

Clinical Features

  • Shortened
  • External rotation
Hip Fractures

Treatment Outline

Hip Fracture Treatment

Intracapsular

Intracapsular

Garden's Classification

Garden's Classification

Treatment

Treatment

Extracapsular

Extracapsular

Treatment of Intertrochanteric fracture

Treatment of Intertrochanteric fracture

Physiotherapist Role

Fractures

Femur Shaft Fracture

Femur Shaft Fracture

Predisposition

  • Young children
  • Skeletal immature children
  • Adults

<12kg

Predisposition in Children

Child

Predisposition in Children
Sports Injuries

Adults

Predisposition in Adults

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Outcome

Outcome

 

DR JASON CRANE

As a full time orthopaedic surgeon at Mediclinic Cape Town, Doctor Jason Crane offers advanced orthopaedic care in a state-of-the-art medical facility on the slopes of Table Mountain.

CONTACT

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jason@capetownorthopaedic.co.za

Mediclinic Cape Town, Suite B105, 1st Floor (Doctors Block)
21 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town, South Africa