Pipkin fracture of femoral head - type I

Case contributed by Jack Ren
Diagnosis certain


Patient presented following a football injury.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male

CT Pelvis:

Right femoral head is incompletely reduced. Pipkin I fracture of the right femoral head, the larger fracture fragment arising from the infero-medial femoral head displaced inferiorly. Small other fracture fragments are seen within the right hip joint. No acetabular fracture. No femoral neck fracture.

Case Discussion

This patient was treated with open surgery with screw fixation of the large fragment, removal of smaller fragments and hip reduction.

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