Hip Injuries - Femoral Shaft Fracture

Authors: Layla Abubshait, MD, Michael Gottlieb, MD, RDMS, Mary Haas, MD
Updated: 11/14/2016

Hip Injuries: Femoral Shaft Fracture

Xray Views

  • AP/lateral of femur
  • AP/lateral of ipsilateral femoral hip

Acute Management


Follow-up Timing

Admit and consult an orthopedic surgeon.



  • Femoral artery and nerve injury
  • Pudendal nerve injury
  • Ipsilateral femoral neck fracture missed in 19-31% [Rodriguez-Merchan et al.]


  • Rodriguez-Merchan EC, Moraleda L, Gomez-Cardero P. Injuries associated with femoral shaft fractures with special emphasis on occult injuries. Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2013 Dec;1(2):59-63. [PubMed]
  • Gill SK, Smith J, Fox R, Chesser TJ. Investigation of occult hip fractures: the use of CT and MRI. Scientific World Journal. 2013;2013:830319. [PubMed]