Atypical Fracture Shaft of Femur Case Series

Shyam Gopal V, K Rajaram, Biju P A


Atypical fractures of the shaft of femur are not rare. Its incidence has been found higher in patients on long term bisphosphonate therapy. However, it also occurs in older patients who have not taken bisphosphonates. We are reporting 5 cases of atypical fracture shaft of femur, all of whom had similar history and was managed similarly with closed reduction and internal fixation with intramedullary nail. All had good union of fractures with no residual deformity.


Atypical fracture, bisphosphonates, fracture shaft of femur

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ISSN: 2249 – 2348. Published by: Kerala Orthopaedic Association

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