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.
CPT code 27506 pertains to 'Open treatment of femoral shaft fracture, with or without external fixation, with insertion of intramedullary implant, with or without cerclage'
This would be a hairline fracture or stress fracture. These only occur in weight bearing bones.
Sandra Massie has written: 'Cast bracing of femoral shaft fractures'
Closed fracture of shaft of clavicle
A "boxers" fracture generally refers to a fracture of the metacarpal bones-more commonly the fith metacarpal anywhere between mid shaft and the distal(knuckle) end of the the bone.
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Closed spiral fracture
Fractures are termed complete if the break is completely through the bone and described as incomplete or "greenstick" if the fracture occurs partly across a bone shaft
The straight part in the middle, away from both ends of the bone
CPT Code 24505 : Closed treatment of humeral shaft fracture; with manipulation, with or without skeletal traction