Trochanteric Fracture of a Congenital/Developmental Dislocation of the Hip in an Elderly Woman: A Case Report
Kazuhiro Imai
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DOI: 10.4236/ojo.2011.11001   PDF   HTML     5,262 Downloads   9,793 Views  

Abstract

An 87-year-old woman with a residual dislocated hip suffered a trochanteric fracture on the ipsilateral side. The fracture was treated by open reduction and internal fixation surgery with good results. To treat a proximal femoral fracture of the residual dislocated hip in an elderly patient, the patient’s overall status, pre-fracture ability, hip joint configuration, and fracture pattern should be considered.

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K. Imai, "Trochanteric Fracture of a Congenital/Developmental Dislocation of the Hip in an Elderly Woman: A Case Report," Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2011.11001.

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