Subcapital femoral fracture on background of Perthes disease

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


Presents with pain after a traffic accident.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Severe bilateral degenerative change in hip joint associated with lucent fracture line in subcapital region of the left femur.

Case Discussion

The appearances are of secondary degenerative change secondary to prior Perthes disease (of which this is a known case), in this case with a superimposed minimally displaced fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 20659
Published: 5th Dec 2012
Last edited: 6th Feb 2019
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