Atypical Fracture Shaft of Femur Case Series

  • Shyam Gopal V Junior resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Lisie Hospital, Kochi
  • K Rajaram Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic, Lisie Hospital, Kochi
  • Biju P A Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Lisie Hospital, Kochi

Abstract


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.

Published
2016-12-19
How to Cite
GOPAL V, Shyam; RAJARAM, K; P A, Biju. Atypical Fracture Shaft of Femur Case Series. Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics, [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1-2, p. 69-73, dec. 2016. Available at: <http://kjoonline.org/journal/index.php/kjo/article/view/207>. Date accessed: 24 jan. 2018.

Keywords

Atypical fracture, bisphosphonates, fracture shaft of femur