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Femoral inter-trochanteric fracture - displaced

Case contributed by Dr Amr Farouk

Presentation

85 year old patient with recent history of a fall

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Male

A complete oblique fracture line is seen involving the left proximal femur in the inter-trochanteric region with a gap between the fracture edges of about 1.6 cm and supero-lateral displacement of the distal femoral shaft. Few millimetric bone fragments are seen in-between the fractured ends as well.

No other fracture detected.

Case Discussion

Left femoral inter-trochanteric completely displaced fracture (Garden stage IV).

 

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Case information

rID: 43076
Published: 22nd Feb 2016
Last edited: 5th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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