Occult fracture

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Presentation

Osteopaenic patient presents with right hip pain status post trauma.

X-ray

No evidence of lucent fracture lines.

Metallic surgical clips are projected over the right side of the pelvis.

CT

No evidence of lucent fracture lines.

MRI

Femoral intertrochanteric incomplete fracture line of low signal. No bone displacement. 

Case Discussion

Radiographs and CT were negative for trauma. MRI revealed an intertrochanteric hip fracture.

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Case information

rID: 11683
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 14th Sep 2015
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