Subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head after internal fixation for femoral neck fracture: histopathological investigation

@article{Sonoda2014SubchondralIF,
  title={Subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head after internal fixation for femoral neck fracture: histopathological investigation},
  author={Kazuhiko Sonoda and Takuaki Yamamoto and Goro Motomura and Hidehiko Kido and Yukihide Iwamoto},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={1151-1153}
}
Late segmental collapse after internal fixation for femoral neck fracture is the phenomenon observed in post-traumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ON), which has generally been reported to occur over a year or more after internal fixation. Subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head (SIF) has also been recognized to cause femoral head collapse, however, only two cases of SIF after internal fixation for femoral neck fracture have been reported. We report a case with femoral… CONTINUE READING
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