Subtrochanteric fractures: Fielding classification

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir

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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rID: 40179
Published: 10th Oct 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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