Broken or Fractured Femur: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery


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The longest, strongest and largest bone in the human skeleton is the:

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1. Injuries that involve a fracture of the femur tend to have a lot of blood loss because:

2. A type of fracture in which the bone has been crushed, or broken into several pieces, is called a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions can help you see what you know about fractures to the femur. You will be asked to identify different symptoms, treatments and complications of this injury.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo you'll test your knowledge and understanding of:

  • The reason femur injuries are generally very bloody
  • Complications of fractures
  • The longest bone in the human body

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as features of different types of fractures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most commonly used technique to treat a fractured femur
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the relative bloodiness of femur fractures and the potentially serious complication that can occur in a fracture

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about this type of medical condition, review the lesson titled Broken or Fractured Femur: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery. It will help you understand:

  • What the muscles that attach to the femur do
  • Difference between closed vs open fractures
  • Effective non-surgical treatments for femur fractures