Subcapital femoral neck fracture

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Fall in shower three days ago

Patient Data

Age: 48
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

The increased sclerosis in the left subcapital femoral neck region, along with the shortening of the femoral neck is indicative of a subcapital femoral neck fracture.

Case Discussion

A horizontal beam lateral projection of the hip is the preferred projection for suspected neck of femur fractures to avoid patient discomfort, in this case, an oblique hip has been performed. Be cautious when assessing the AP pelvis for symmetry before deciding what projection needs to follow. 

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Case Information

rID: 48077
Case created: 18th Sep 2016
Last edited: 18th Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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