Femoral shaft fracture (non-union)

Case contributed by RMH Core Conditions


Motor vehicle collision.

Patient Data

Age: 27
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

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. 

Modality: X-ray

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
Case created: 23rd Apr 2014
Last edited: 9th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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