A femoral fracture is a fracture of the femur (thigh bone). The force and angle that causes the break in the femur determines the severity of the fracture. The bone fragments may line up correctly (stable fracture) or be misaligned (displaced fracture). The skin around the fracture may be intact (closed fracture) or punctured by the bone (open fracture).
Orthopedic surgery has been called the “whitest” of specialties in the medical community, with less than 2% of those practicing in the field being Black, 2.2% Hispanic, and 0.4% Native American.