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Femoroacetabular impingement inducing non-union of a femoral neck fracture: a case report


Lenz, C G; Zingg, P O; Kamath, A F; Dora, C (2015). Femoroacetabular impingement inducing non-union of a femoral neck fracture: a case report. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, 135(5):601-605.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION We describe a case in which femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) was identified as the cause of non-union of a femoral neck fracture and the subsequent treatment strategy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review of a 35-year-old patient, without any risk factors for non-union, who sustained a femoral neck fracture. Pre-existing FAI was identified as the cause for the non-union of the femoral neck fracture, with successful treatment of the non-union according to established arthroscopic treatment of the hip. RESULTS After treatment of the FAI, the non-union healed uneventfully within 3 months. CONCLUSIONS FAI may be a less common but potential cause of delayed union or non-union in the setting of femoral neck fracture in the young.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION We describe a case in which femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) was identified as the cause of non-union of a femoral neck fracture and the subsequent treatment strategy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review of a 35-year-old patient, without any risk factors for non-union, who sustained a femoral neck fracture. Pre-existing FAI was identified as the cause for the non-union of the femoral neck fracture, with successful treatment of the non-union according to established arthroscopic treatment of the hip. RESULTS After treatment of the FAI, the non-union healed uneventfully within 3 months. CONCLUSIONS FAI may be a less common but potential cause of delayed union or non-union in the setting of femoral neck fracture in the young.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:6 March 2015
Deposited On:11 Mar 2015 17:21
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:10
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0936-8051
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00402-015-2186-x
PubMed ID:25743571

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