Intertrochanteric Fracture: Treatment, Recovery, and More.
A hip fracture will not necessarily cause bruising or prevent you from standing or walking. When to seek medical help. If you think you've fractured your hip, you'll need to go to hospital as soon as possible. Call 999 and ask for an ambulance. Try not to move while you're waiting for the ambulance and make sure you keep warm. If you've fallen, you may feel shaken or shocked, but try not to.
Case Discussion. Intertrochanteric fractures are a common injury of the proximal femur, and are classed as an extracapsular femoral neck fracture.The Boyd and Griffin scale was the first system to attempt to classify these fractures but since simpler Evans and AO classifications have also been proposed.
From the National Hospital Discharge Register patients with trochanteric femur fracture treated with an intramedullary nail (IMN) or dynamic hip screw (DHS), and patients with femoral neck.
If further depiction of the fracture is required, a flexed ventrodorsal view (frog-leg) may prove beneficial for fracture(s) of the proximal femur. 185 Oblique projections of the proximal femur are of little diagnostic value; however, their use for the distal femur, in combination with a tangential view of the trochlea, may be helpful. To further reduce fragment distortion, radiographs.
Femoral neck fracture Dr Francis Deng and Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard et al. Neck of femur fractures (NOF) are common injuries sustained by older patients who are both more likely to have unsteadiness of gait and reduced bone mineral density, predisposing to fracture.
The Delbet classification is widely used, includes 4 types, and is prognostic for the potential for avascular necrosis; Treatment is urgent and tailored to the fracture type and patient age; Complications associated with these fractures are osteonecrosis, nonunion, and premature physeal closure; Description: Fractures of the femoral neck and includes fractures that involve the proximal.
Abstract Background: Nonunion of intertrochanteric fractures is uncommon because there is excellent blood supply and good cancellous bone in the intertrochanteric region of the femur. A diagnosis of primary intertrochanteric nonunion is made when at least 15 weeks after the fracture there is radiological evidence of a fracture line, with either no callus (atrophic) or with callus that does not.