Fractures of other parts of the femur typically occur due to a high-energy trauma such as a motor vehicle accident or a fall from a height.
Fractures of other parts of the femur are typically diagnosed with the help of an x-ray or CT scan.
Other causes of pain in the femur area such as a muscle strain or tendonitis should be ruled out before a diagnosis of a fracture is made.
Treatment of fractures of other parts of the femur typically involves either non-surgical or surgical methods. Non-surgical methods include the use of a cast, crutches, or physical therapy. Surgical methods include open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) or total hip arthroplasty (THA).
The prognosis for fractures of other parts of the femur depends on the severity of the fracture and the type of treatment that is chosen. Generally, non-surgical treatment is associated with a good prognosis and a quick return to normal activities. Surgical treatment is associated with a longer recovery period, but can result in a better outcome.