Proximal femoral fracture - pediatric

Case contributed by Leonardo Lustosa
Diagnosis certain


History of a motorcycle falling over the patient after she tried to climb it.

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Female

Proximal femoral fracture with posteromedial displacement.

Case Discussion

Something important to point out in the present case is the fact that a 2-year-old child was presented to the trauma center with a femoral shaft fracture. In children younger than 3 years of age a long bone fracture is a red flag for physical abuse.

The given history was a bit suspicious and further investigation with the social service was requested.

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