Avascular necrosis of the femoral head as sequela of fracture of the greater trochanter. A case report and review of the literature.

@article{Kaweblum1993AvascularNO,
  title={Avascular necrosis of the femoral head as sequela of fracture of the greater trochanter. A case report and review of the literature.},
  author={M Kaweblum and W. Brian Lehman and Alastair D. Grant and Allan Strongwater},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1993},
  volume={294},
  pages={193-5}
}
After a fall from a tree, a 12-year-old boy sustained a fracture of the greater trochanter and was subsequently treated by open reduction. Twenty months after surgery, the hip developed to a flexion contracture, limb-length discrepancy, a collapsed, irregular-shaped femoral head with sclerotic areas, and a metaphyseal cyst. A growing child with avascular necrosis of the femoral head after fracture of the greater trochanter seems not to have been reported in the English language literature. 

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