Proximal femoral fracture

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Car accident.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

This case featured in our 2016 Trauma Radiology Course which is now available to view online.

X-ray

Trauma Series

Bony pelvis is rotated but appears intact. Pubic symphysis and sacro-iliac joints are normally aligned. Right proximal femoral fracture through the intertrochanteric region. 

Case Discussion

An example of how patient rotation can effect x-ray imaging of the pelvis in the trauma setting. In this case the bony pelvis is intact but there is a right proximal femoral fracture.  

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Case information

rID: 31646
Case created: 19th Oct 2014
Last edited: 28th Jul 2016
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