Poliomyelitis with fracture

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky

Presentation

Tripped over. Knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a comminuted, impacted fracture through the distal femoral metadiaphysis.  The bones are markedly osteopenic - especially so given that this is a young male - and gracile.

Case Discussion

The patient has a known history of childhood poliomyelitis.

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Case information

rID: 16851
Case created: 25th Feb 2012
Last edited: 14th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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