Cut-out lag screw, neck of femur fracture gamma nail

Case contributed by Chris O'Donnell
Diagnosis certain


Development of severe left hip pain following repair of an inter-trochanteric neck of femur fracture with a gamma nail

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

The lag screw has cut out from its original central position in the femoral neck (arrow),  piercing the superior femoral head cortex entering the hip joint space.

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