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Peter V Giannoudis, Hans Christoph Pape, Michael Schütz

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Simple, transverse, middle 1/3 fractures

Simple transverse fractures in the mid third of the femoral shaft are classified as 32A3(b) fractures.

Transverse femoral shaft fractures occur due to direct bending force and can be caused by a direct impact or blow and are of moderate energy impact.

(AO/OTA 32A3(b))
(AO/OTA 32A3(b))