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Concomitant ipsilateral intracapsular and extracapsular femoral neck fracture: a case report.

Perry DC, Scott SJ - J Med Case Rep (2008)

Bottom Line: Concomitant ipsilateral intracapsular and extracapsular femoral neck fracture is an uncommon injury pattern.It occurs most commonly in osteoporotic patients with low energy falls.If doubt exists on initial radiographs further imaging should be considered.

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Affiliation: University Hospital Aintree, Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, UK. danperry@doctors.org.uk

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Intracapsular and extracapsular hip fractures are common amongst elderly patients but simultaneous intracapsular and extracapsular hip fractures are rare.

Case presentation: We present the case of an elderly woman who sustained simultaneous intracapsular and extracapsular hip fractures and describe the complications which ensued following fixation.

Conclusion: Concomitant ipsilateral intracapsular and extracapsular femoral neck fracture is an uncommon injury pattern. It occurs most commonly in osteoporotic patients with low energy falls. Close examination of radiographs must be made to ensure that more subtle fractures are not overlooked and the injury managed appropriately. If doubt exists on initial radiographs further imaging should be considered.

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AP Radiograph of left hip depicting failure of fixation and evidence of an intracapsular fracture.
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Figure 3: AP Radiograph of left hip depicting failure of fixation and evidence of an intracapsular fracture.

Mentions: Post-operative mobility was commenced although the patient continued to complain of left hip pain. After ten weeks of rehabilitation and ongoing hip pain a further radiograph was performed (Figure 3).


Concomitant ipsilateral intracapsular and extracapsular femoral neck fracture: a case report.

Perry DC, Scott SJ - J Med Case Rep (2008)

AP Radiograph of left hip depicting failure of fixation and evidence of an intracapsular fracture.
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Figure 3: AP Radiograph of left hip depicting failure of fixation and evidence of an intracapsular fracture.
Mentions: Post-operative mobility was commenced although the patient continued to complain of left hip pain. After ten weeks of rehabilitation and ongoing hip pain a further radiograph was performed (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: Concomitant ipsilateral intracapsular and extracapsular femoral neck fracture is an uncommon injury pattern.It occurs most commonly in osteoporotic patients with low energy falls.If doubt exists on initial radiographs further imaging should be considered.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: University Hospital Aintree, Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, UK. danperry@doctors.org.uk

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Intracapsular and extracapsular hip fractures are common amongst elderly patients but simultaneous intracapsular and extracapsular hip fractures are rare.

Case presentation: We present the case of an elderly woman who sustained simultaneous intracapsular and extracapsular hip fractures and describe the complications which ensued following fixation.

Conclusion: Concomitant ipsilateral intracapsular and extracapsular femoral neck fracture is an uncommon injury pattern. It occurs most commonly in osteoporotic patients with low energy falls. Close examination of radiographs must be made to ensure that more subtle fractures are not overlooked and the injury managed appropriately. If doubt exists on initial radiographs further imaging should be considered.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus