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Femoral shaft fracture (non-union)

Case contributed by RMH Core Conditions


Motor vehicle collision.

Patient Data

Age: 27
Gender: Male

Comminuted fracture of the upper third of the femoral shaft is present with medial displacement of the largest fragment and lateral angulation at the fracture site.


Post-treatment follow-up x-rays from two years after the injury. 


The fracture of the mid femur is maintained in good position with an IM nail with proximal and distal locking screws.

The fracture remains clearly visible indicating delayed non-union.


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Case information

rID: 28951
Published: 23rd Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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