Right pubic rami fractures

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Fall. Painful right hip and externally rotated leg.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Mildly displaced fractures of the right superior and inferior pubic rami. Left total hip replacement noted. 

Case Discussion

  • unilateral pubic rami fractures usually result from mild trauma
  • symptoms are often non-specific and the patient may or may not be weight-bearing
  • much more common in females
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Case Information

rID: 31586
Case created: 16th Oct 2014
Last edited: 7th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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