Management of a Combined Femoral Head and Neck Fracture: A Case Report

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Abstract

Case:

A 19-year-old woman sustained a traumatic hip injury with dislocation and fractures of the femoral head and neck. A modified Gibson approach with trochanteric flip osteotomy was performed. We describe the management technique used to reduce and stabilize the femoral head and neck fractures during surgical hip dislocation. The stabilization of the femoral head to the femoral neck was performed primarily in a retrograde manner.

Conclusion:

Retrograde fixation of combined femoral head and neck fractures can be safely performed during surgical hip dislocation with satisfactory results.

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