Bilateral simultaneous femoral neck and shafts fractures - a case report.


Simultaneous fractures of the femoral neck and shaft are not common injuries, though they cannot be considered rare. Herein, we report our experience with a patient with bilateral occurance of this injury. Up to the best of our knowkedge this is the first case reported in literature in which correct diagnosis was made initially. Both femurs were fixed using broad 4.5 mm dynamic compression plate and both necks were fixed using 6.5 mm cannulated screws. Femur fixation on one side was converted to retrograde nailing because of plate failure. Both neck fractures healed uneventfully. In spite of rarity of concomitant fractures of femoral neck and shaft, this injury must be approached carefully demanding especial attention and careful device selection.

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@article{Sadeghifar2014BilateralSF, title={Bilateral simultaneous femoral neck and shafts fractures - a case report.}, author={Amirreza Sadeghifar and Alireza Saied}, journal={The archives of bone and joint surgery}, year={2014}, volume={2 4}, pages={268-71} }