Fractures of the Femur

  • Augusto Sarmiento
  • Loren L. Latta


Experiences with functional bracing of certain femoral fractures have been rewarding by virtue of the fact that length, alignment, and rotation were adequately maintained during functional ambulation during fracture healing. However, the femur has been the least consistent bone to respond well to functional bracing. Angulatory deformities, usually of a varus type, have been en-countered frequently and often it has been difficult for the patient to achieve function in the brace following a period of recumbency.


Femoral Fracture Femoral Shaft Fracture Satisfactory Healing Progressive Healing Mild Varus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Augusto Sarmiento
    • 1
  • Loren L. Latta
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

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