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Can circulation issues be related to femoral fracture?

My husband was in a skiing accident almost four years ago. He broke his R. Femur, shattered his R. Patella, and broke his L. Tibia. He has a rod in both the femur and tibia. He recovered, and sees his orthopedic dr periodically. He deals with chronic pain in the r. knee, but at this point there is not much that can be done. Lately he has been having circulation issues in the right leg. Could this have something to do with the femoral fracture or patella?Thanks.
Tue, 12 May 2020
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Hello,

No, isolated femur or patella fractures have nothing to do with the circulation,but these injuries are at times associated with surrounding soft tissue injuries,which may be responsible for circulation issues.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Rohan Shanker Tiwari
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Can circulation issues be related to femoral fracture?

Hello, No, isolated femur or patella fractures have nothing to do with the circulation,but these injuries are at times associated with surrounding soft tissue injuries,which may be responsible for circulation issues. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Rohan Shanker Tiwari