The recovery time for a femur fracture varies based on the extent of the injury and the patient's overall health. Surgery is the most common method of treating a femur fracture in the United States, and recovery from thi... More »

In 2014, most fractures to the femur or thighbone require surgery, according to OrthoInfo. During surgery, the surgeon implants a nail or rod in the bone. Full healing after surgery takes up to six months. Most of the ti... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Wounds & Bruises

To rehabilitate a broken femur, you should walk with support, consistently perform rehabilitation exercises, and arrange your living area to eliminate steps and reduce the likelihood of falls, according to MedlinePlus. I... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

The recovery time for a boxer's fracture is typically 10 to 12 weeks after the initial injury, according to The recovery time may vary, though, based on the patient's health status and the extent of the injury... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

If a physician suspects a thumb fracture, he typically examines the injury and then orders X-rays to confirm the diagnosis, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Based on the diagnosis, the physician... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A hairline hip fracture, also commonly called a stress fracture, is a crack in the femur or femoral neck that, if not treated properly, can get larger over time, according to Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medi... More »

MRI scans can be useful for tracking recovery or assessing a patient's susceptibility to further injury, even after he has healed. In cases of brain damage from a stroke, MRI scans can help predict the chances of further... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging