Right neck of femur fracture

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Presentation

Fall.

Patient Data

Age: 84
Gender: Female
X-ray

The lesser trochanter is more clearly visible on the right indicating external rotation  of the femur, a finding that is suspicious for a femoral neck fracture. There is a sclerotic line at the site of the basicervical fracture.

MRI

Non displaced minimally impacted subcapital right neck of femur fracture. The right hip joint remains enlocated. Stranding within adjacent soft tissues consistent with soft tissue injury. No pelvic ring or sacral fracture.

 

Case Discussion

Malalignment on the x-ray is the sign of a neck of femur fracture in this case. 

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Case information

rID: 29227
Case created: 11th May 2014
Last edited: 13th Feb 2016
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