Neck of femur - Subcapital fracture - AP

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Neck of femur - Subcapital fracture - AP

  • A fracture immediately below the femoral head separates it from the femoral neck
  • There is complete displacement of the neck from the head

Neck of femur - Subcapital fracture - Lateral

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Neck of femur - Subcapital fracture - Lateral

  • Neck of femur fractures are often more difficult to see on the lateral image
  • Look for a step in the cortical edge or overlapping bone

Neck of femur - Transcervical fracture - AP

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Neck of femur - Transcervical fracture - AP

  • A femoral neck fracture is easily visible and Shenton's line is disrupted
  • The fracture line passes all the way across the neck of the femur and there is minor displacement with overlapping of bone

Neck of femur - Transcervical fracture - Lateral

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Neck of femur - Transcervical fracture - Lateral

  • The lateral image shows a step in the cortex and overlapping bone