Intertrochanteric femoral fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Fall from height.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female

Right proximal femur X-ray

X-ray

Right intertrochanteric fracture. 

Right proximal femur X-ray

Annotated image

Right intertrochanteric fracture. 

Case Discussion

Femoral neck fractures can be divided into two groups: 

  1. intracapsular femoral neck fractures (subcapital and transcervical)
  2. extracapsular pertrochanteric fractures (basicervical 1, intertrochanteric, and subtrochanteric fractures)

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