Femoral greater trochanter avulsion fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Trauma. Previous poliomyelitis of the lower limb.

There is an avulsion fracture involving greater trochanter of right femur. There is no extension of fracture line towards lesser trochanter - meaning no intertrochanteric fracture.

There is abnormal narrow neck of femur with apparently large femur head - sequelae of poliomyelitis.

Case Discussion

Finding of greater trochanteric avulsion fracture of right femur in case of previous poliomyelitis.

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Case information

rID: 10740
Published: 15th Sep 2010
Last edited: 12th Nov 2019
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