Subcapital femoral fracture

Case contributed by Dr Derek Smith


Fall onto right hip. Pain and limited movement.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Female

Subtle impacted subcapital fracture of the right femur. Although Shenton's line is maintained, there is irregularity of the femoral neck with cortical disruption. No other pelvic injury. Normal left hip.

Case Discussion

This right neck of femur fracture was managed with hemiarthroplasty.

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Case information

rID: 58067
Published: 29th Jan 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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