Spiral fracture of the femur

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan

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Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Displaced overlapping spiral fracture of the mid-distal femoral shaft.

Incidental arterial vascular calcifications.

Case Discussion

An example of an overlapping spiral fracture of the femur. The degree of displacement is not apparent on the frontal projection, but much more visible on the lateral view.

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Case information

rID: 70455
Published: 20th Aug 2019
Last edited: 20th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pennsylvania

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