Impacted femoral neck fracture

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem



Patient Data

Age: 63 years
Gender: Male

Abnormal sclerotic line of impaction is seen in the right medial femoral neck with a minimal  medial rotation of the femoral head giving a“mushroom cap "appearance.

Case Discussion

Impacted femoral neck fractures are also referred as valgus impacted fracture and are classified as Garden stage 1 fractures.

In elderly patients, the Garden classification of sub-capital neck fractures is usually used:

Stage 1: incomplete or valgus impacted.

Stage 2: complete without displacement.

Stage 3: complete with partial displacement.

Stage 4: complete and totally displaced.


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Case information

rID: 52837
Published: 23rd Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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