Avulsion fracture of the greater trochanter of the femur

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Left hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

Left coxofemoral joint X-ray

There is avulsion of the left greater trochanter with signs of chronicity.  

Case Discussion

Trochanteric fractures are more common in young patients, in elderly populations they usually result from a direct trauma, especially related with falls. 

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Case information

rID: 39132
Published: 21st Aug 2015
Last edited: 28th Aug 2015
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