Spiral fracture of femur

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Car accident

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

There is a significantly displaced spiral fracture of the proximal femoral shaft with additional avulsion fracture of the lesser trochanter. 

Case Discussion

Nice example of a spiral type long bone fracture related to extreme torsional force. 

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Case information

rID: 25704
Published: 4th Nov 2013
Last edited: 23rd Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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