Femoral shaft fracture - Pathological

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Femoral shaft fracture - Pathological

  • Fractures of the femur usually require high force injury and are easily demonstrated with X-ray because of the high degree of displacement
  • A femoral shaft fracture without a history of high force injury should raise the suspicion of a pathological fracture - as in this case

Femoral shaft fracture - Periprosthetic

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Femoral shaft fracture - Periprosthetic

  • Fractures of the femur are also relatively common in those with femoral metalwork

Femoral shaft fracture - Periprosthetic

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Femoral shaft fracture - Periprosthetic

  • The lateral view shows angulation and comminution