Avulsion of greater trochanter of femur

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel
Modality: X-ray

Avulsion fracture of the left greater trochanter. 

Case Discussion

Hip rotators attach at the greater trochanter and a sudden change in direction can result an avulsion fracture. 

 

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Case Information

rID: 9966
Case created: 3rd Jun 2010
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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