Intertrochanteric femoral fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Fall from height.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female
X-ray

Right proximal femur X-ray

Right intertrochanteric fracture. 

Annotated image

Right proximal femur X-ray

Right intertrochanteric fracture. 

Case Discussion

Femoral neck fractures can be divided into two groups: 

  • Intra-capsular femoral neck fractures (sub-capital, trans-cervical and basi-cervical);
  • Extra-capsular peri-trochanteric fractures (intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures).
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Case information

rID: 39086
Case created: 19th Aug 2015
Last edited: 3rd Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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