What Is the Recovery Time for a Femur Fracture?

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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 this procedure normally takes four to six months, according to MedlinePlus.

The femur is the longest and strongest bone in the human body, so a broken femur is often accompanied by other injuries from an accident or major fall, according to Humpal Physical Therapy.

The most common type of surgery to repair a femur fracture is called open reduction internal fixation, according to MedlinePlus. In most cases, the rods and pins that are placed to repair the bone do not need to be removed after the bone heals.