Comminuted intertrochanteric fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Fall from height at home.

Right hip X-ray

X-ray

Right comminuted intertrochanteric fracture. 

Case Discussion

Femoral neck fractures can be divided into two groups: 

  • Intracapsular femoral neck fractures (subcapital and transcervical);
  • Extracapsular peri-trochanteric fractures (basicervical, intertrochanteric, and subtrochanteric fractures).

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