Bilateral femoral neck fractures
Fall. Right hip pain.
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There is an impacted, partially displaced, subcapital fracture of the right neck of femur.
There is also a minimally displaced subcapital fracture of the left neck of femur.
There is gas projected over the right inguinal region which could represent a hernia. (This was later confirmed on CT).
Simultaneous bilateral neck of femur fracture is rare and usually occurs in high impact trauma. It has also been described in patients with seizures and underlying bone abnormalities. In this case, the etiology was a simple fall in an elderly patient.
- McGoldrick NP, Dodds MK, Green C, Synnott K. Management of Simultaneous Bilateral Neck of Femur Fractures in an Elderly Patient. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. 2013;4(3):71-73. doi:10.1177/2151458513511626.