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Case reports: treatment of subtrochanteric and ipsilateral femoral neck fractures in an adult with osteopetrosis.

Authors
  • Birmingham, Patrick
  • McHale, Kathleen A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2008
Volume
466
Issue
8
Pages
2002–2008
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11999-008-0256-x
PMID: 18431613
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe a patient with autosomal-dominant osteopetrosis, a subtrochanteric fracture, and an ipsilateral femoral neck fracture treated with a hip spica cast Although the fracture united with coxa vara and external rotation deformities, the patient successfully returned to his normal activities of daily living. Operative fracture treatment in patients with osteopetrosis is difficult, and our patient provides evidence that with nonoperative treatment these patients can return to a functional level when operative treatment is not an option.

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