Dynamic hip screw sliding

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

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Patient Data

Age: 90-100 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Undisplaced fractures through the superior and inferior pubic rami on the right. Previous right dynamic hip screw and derotational screw internal fixation, with no definite periprosthetic fracture identified. The lag screw has slid, indicating fracture compression. Extensive vascular calcification is noted.

CT confirms the fractures.

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Case information

rID: 37373
Published: 5th Jun 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included