Subtrochanteric fracture

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Status post fall.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Oblique view of the right pelvis demonstrates a comminuted subtrochanteric fracture (inferior to the greater and lesser trochanters). The proximal fragment appears abducted. The lesser trochanter is itself fractured and separated from the femur.

Case Discussion

Comminuted subtrochanteric fracture (inferior to the greater and lesser trochanters). The proximal fragment appears abducted. The lesser trochanter is itself fractured and separated from the femur.

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