Subtrochanteric fractures: Fielding classification

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir
Modality: Diagram

Fielding classification for subtrochanteric fractures.

Case Discussion

Fielding classification of subtrochanteric fractures is based on the level of the subtrochanteric region through which the fracture extends. 

  • type I: at the level of the lesser trochanter (most common)
  • type II: within the region 2.5 cm below the lesser trochanter
  • type III: within the region 2.5 cm to 5 cm below the lesser trochanter (least common)
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Case Information

rID: 40179
Case created: 10th Oct 2015
Last edited: 10th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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