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STRESS FRACTURES-FEMORAL NECK

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STRESS FRACTURES-FEMORAL NECK

1. Vague symptoms; should be caught early to avoid AVN.

2. Lateral fractures (tension side) are less common than medial fractures (compression side).

3. If the fracture line > 50% of the width of the femoral neck, percutaneous fixation should be considered.

4. Else strict non-weight-bearing status is necessary for 4-6 wks followed by functional rehabilitation with progressive weight-bearing over 4-8 wks.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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