Fractures to the thigh bone or fremur bone are not common but can be difficult to treat and recover from. A stress fracture develops over time and an acute fracture occurs from sudden trauma or accident.
The femur bone is the long thigh bone. Prolonged overuse can cause a stress fracture known as a femoral stress fracture. Pain may come on gradually as a dull ache which intensifies if a bending force is applied to the femur. Rest is the key to recovering from this injury.
A femur fracture is a broken thigh bone. Fractures of the Femur can be either a stress fracture which comes on over time through repetitive strain, or a traumatic fracture resulting from a single impact or accident.