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DIAPHYSEAL FEMURAL FRACTURESCommon fracture in the lower limb.The femur is the largest and strongest bone and has a good blood supply. Because of this and its protective surrounding muscle, the shaft requires a large amount of force to fracture. Once a fracture does occur, this same protective musculature usually is the cause of displacement, which commonly occurs with femoral shaft fractures.Because most often result from high-energy trauma, one must have a high index of suspension for complications or other injuriesFemoral-shaft fractures are usually easy to treat compared with the high-e

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