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

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


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

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

Lag screw has cut out from its original central position in the femoral neck (arrow) to pierce the superior femoral head cortex entering the hip joint space.

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Case information

rID: 41480
Published: 3rd Dec 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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