Femur Fracture Fixation (Surgical Screws Method)


This surgery repairs a femur fracture at the hip joint. The head of your femur is fixed with surgical screws. Here's how it's done.


To begin, you are put to sleep. The surgeon makes an incision to reach your femur. If any bone has shifted out of place, the surgeon realigns it.


Next, the surgeon stabilizes the fracture with one or more surgical screws. Holes are drilled into the neck and head of the femur. Screws are threaded into these holes. The screws pull the femur's fractured parts together, rejoining them. They also support your femur as it heals.

End of procedure

When the surgery is done, the incision is closed. You are watched in a recovery room for a brief time. Follow your surgeon's tips as you heal.