Hip - Intertrochanteric fracture - AP

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Hip - Intertrochanteric fracture - AP

  • A fracture passes between the trochanters
  • As is often the case with intertrochanteric fractures there is comminution of the lesser trochanter

Hip - Intertrochanteric fracture - Lateral

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Hip - Intertrochanteric fracture - Lateral

  • The lateral image shows a step in the cortex anteriorly and angulation of the femoral shaft

Hip - Subtrochanteric fracture - AP

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Hip - Subtrochanteric fracture - AP

  • This is a fracture of the proximal femoral shaft rather than the 'hip'

Hip - Subtrochanteric fracture - Lateral

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Hip - Subtrochanteric fracture - Lateral

  • The degree of displacement is much more easily appreciated on the lateral image