Dynamic hip screw without sliding

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

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Patient Data

Age: 90-100 years
Gender: Female
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
Published: 5th Jun 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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