Femur Fracture Fixation with Intramedullary Rod
Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Femur Fracture Fixation with Intramedullary Rod
This surgical procedure stabilizes severe fractures of the femur by placing a metal rod into the center of the femur.
What is a femur fracture fixation?
This detailed video explains the entire process of femur fracture fixation (with intramedullary rod), including preparation, accessing the femur, inserting the rod, and end of procedure. Afterward, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical staples and a bandage is applied. Depending on the nature of the fracture, some patients are allowed to put weight on the leg immediately, while others may not be able to put their full weight on the leg for four to six weeks.