Intertrochanteric fracture

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

Presentation

Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Intertrochanteric fracture of left femoral neck is noted. There is also slight superiolateral displacement of femoral shaft.

Case Discussion

Intertrochanteric fractures are subdivided into four types as per number of fragments into:

  • two-part linear intertrochanteric fracture
  • three-part with comminution of lesser trochanter or greater trochanter
  • four-part with comminution of both trochanters
  • multi-part with comminution of both trochanters and intertrochanteric region
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Case Information

rID: 47715
Case created: 30th Aug 2016
Last edited: 4th Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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