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The femur is the longest, strongest bone in the body, and bears most of the weight. Femoral fractions are common in motor vehicle accidents and from high energy activities. These types of fractures can be fatal without proper immediate care. Treatment for these types of injuries can be surgical or non surgical. For infants and school aged children, non surgical casts are preferred, but can result in shortened limbs as well as skin conditions, if not watched carefully. For adults with these types of injuries surgery is preferred to correct the bone properly. The healing time for such injuries are between 4 to 6 months if proper care is administered and no blood or nerve damage is present.

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