Dynamic hip screw without sliding

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

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Patient Data

Age: 94
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

No fracture, malalignment or acute joint abnormality. Old healed fractures of the left superior and inferior pubic ramus. Previous internal fixation of the left hip femoral neck with a dynamic hip screw and derotational screw.

Case Discussion

This DHS does not show any lag screw sliding, indicating the fracture healed without the need for excessive compression produced by weight bearing.

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Case Information

rID: 37382
Case created: 5th Jun 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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