Trauma X-ray - Lower limb gallery 1 - Hip - Extra-capsular fractures

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.

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Hip - Intertrochanteric fracture - Lateral

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

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Hip - Subtrochanteric fracture - AP

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

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Hip - Subtrochanteric fracture - Lateral

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

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