The internet home for Hoos anywhere and everywhere.

Virginia Mens Basketball Board


Joined: 01/10/2018 Posts: 3648
Likes: 3252

Well it depends on the break. It's complex but I have experience as

someone who has broken a whole lotta stuff, including this. So the answer is that it depends - depends on whether the fracture is complete and displaced and where it occurred. (Note also that the "leg" (femur) forms the lower half of the hip joint. Not sure if your question was in regards to the tibia - fibula (lower leg)).

Assuming the fracture is on the femur side of things: If the fracture is complete and bones are displaced you're talking surgery at minimum with a bunch of hardware. If the hip joint is compromised you might need a hip replacement which is the end of the world.

But if you've got an incomplete fracture in say the femoral neck (I did that :) ) it can heal with no surgery and it heals really quick - 6 weeks. The femur is a "long bone" and it's pretty proximal, blood supply is good. Arguably my least painful recovery of all the stuff I've broken.

(In response to this post by Saratoga Hoo)

Posted: 10/14/2021 at 1:30PM


Insert a Link

Enter the title of the link here:

Enter the full web address of the link here -- include the "http://" part:

Current Thread:
Mamadi with broken hip. Out indefinitely. -- sfb123 10/13/2021 9:19PM
  Bummer. :-( ** -- WAYoVerraTed 10/14/2021 3:00PM
  Man, this is terrible. Hope he can recover. ** -- Cavman13 10/14/2021 12:08PM
  Ugh!!! Just Awful!! ** -- Lifelong Wahoo 10/14/2021 09:01AM
  Dang. ** -- HoosWillWin 10/14/2021 08:21AM
  Horrible news. Am I wrong or do you not see many -- Hoobedoobedoo 10/14/2021 05:57AM
  Man. Hate to hear this. ** -- Wahoos79 10/13/2021 10:28PM
  Hate that news ** -- Mg234 10/13/2021 10:06PM
  Ugh. That's so unfortunate. Feel for him. -- alleyoop hoo 10/13/2021 9:59PM
  Might depend on what part of the hip was broken ** -- Oregon Hoo 10/14/2021 10:26AM
  What is the prognosis in general for hip vs leg? -- Saratoga Hoo 10/13/2021 10:35PM
  Thank you. ** -- Saratoga Hoo 10/14/2021 1:56PM
  Horrible. ** -- PurpleShadow 10/13/2021 9:35PM

Get the Sabre Edge!

Subscribe to!