Pipkin fracture - type IV

Case contributed by Dr Petralli Carlo Lucius E


56-year old female with traumatic posterior dislocation of the right hip.


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Case Discussion

Classification of Pipkin fractures

  •  type  I:     femoral head fracture distal to the fovea centralis
  •  type  II:     fracture proximal to the fovea centralis
  •  type III:     type I or II fracture associated with femoral neck fracture
  •  type IV:     type I or II fracture associated with acetabular-rim fracture


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Case information

rID: 12173
Published: 27th Oct 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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