Rickets with pathological fracture

Case contributed by Boris Schulz


Control x-ray of a femur fracture.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Male

Pathological fracture of the femur shaft. The fracture seems weeks old with beginning callus, however it is only partly consolidated.

Main impression is the saber like appearance of the bone which is common for patients with deficit of vitamin D

Case Discussion

Patient with a known history of vitamin D malabsorption with deformed bones.

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