Diagnosis of femoral neck fractures in patients with a femoral shaft fracture. Improvement with a standard protocol.


BACKGROUND An ipsilateral fracture of the femoral neck is seen in association with 1% to 9% of femoral shaft fractures, and 20% to 50% of these injuries are missed initially. Recognition of an associated femoral neck fracture prior to stabilization of the femoral shaft fracture is imperative to avoid or minimize complications of displacement and… (More)