Your Guide To A Complete and Healthy Femur Recovery
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Welcome to the website completely devoted to the 1 in every 10,000 people who have and will suffer a femur fracture. Hopefully you are reading this because you're doing a report or something. If not, then you or someone you care about has suffered some of the most intense pain the human body can endure and you want to know what to expect and how to deal with it.
The femur, or thighbone, is the largest and strongest bone in the human body. It is surrounded by lots of tissue like the quad muscles and a large "femural" artery that carries a lot of blood. Because of this, it takes a lot of force to fracture a femur and it is also very dangerous. This website is dedicated to the special people who have a story to tell about their femur fracture and subsequent recovery. I am a fellow sufferer of the broken femur and my story is below.
Please submit your story HERE or click the icon above. When I woke up in the hospital bed I knew I had fractured my femur. However, I looked down and saw a white pair of pantyhose on a swollen leg! There was no cast or anything! Over the next few hours I learned about the painful, stressful, and just plain violent surgery that had left my right thigh the color of an eggplant. There are thousands of people who want to know what to expect during their recovery. Our readers may also want to know how to better care for the people they know that broke their femur.
In May 2004 I was 25 years old and in a pretty bad car accident. A van pulled out in front of me and I hit the driver side door going 70 mph. I remember the windshield shattering and lunging forward into the airbag and dashboard. The snap of my femur against either the steering wheel or the dashboard didn't hurt, but I felt the pop in my whole body. I unbuckled my seatbelt, forced my door open, and tried to exit the vehicle. That's when I realized what happened. As I lifted my left leg out to get out, my right leg didnt slide with it. Instead I felt a little nub twisting around inside my right thigh and saw no movement in the right leg. I fell out of the vehicle with my right leg at an "unnatural" angle... and it started to hurt. I had fractured my femur...
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