J Korean Fract Soc.  1990 May;3(1):88-95. 10.12671/jksf.1990.3.1.88.

Ipsilateral Fractures of the Hip Joint and Femoral Shaft

  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.


Ipsilateral fractures of the hip joint and femoral shaft, which generally occur by severe trauma, are frequently associated with multiple fractures and other injuries. Initially overlocked femur neck fracture may lead unpredicted complications, and femoral shaft fractures, usually comminuted, could be complicated with malunion, infection, limb shortening and limited ROM of knee joing. It is difficult to determine the type of fixation device and priority of fracture in treatment according to the variation of the site and pattern of fracture. Eleven pateints with ipsilateral fractures of hip joint and femoral shaft were treated at Korea university Haehwa hospital from Jan. 1984 to Oct. 1988. Among them, nine pateints were followed up more than twelve months. There were eight male and one female. The ages ranged from twenty-two to fifty-three years, the average being 37.6 years. Seven cases caused by traffic accident and fall down trauma in two cases. 1. The levels of hip joint fractures were 6 femoral neck, 1 basal neck-intertrochanteric, and 2 intertrochanteric region. 2. The levels of femoral shaft fractures were 3 proximal one-third and 6 middle one-third. 3. Eight fractures of the femoral shaft except one were comminuted or segmented. 4. Six patients has other fractures or organ injuries. 5. All nine pateints had operation. In six patients with femoral neck and shaft fractures, the femoral shaft fractures were first reduced and fixed, and femoral neck fractures were stabilized later, In three pateints with femoral shaft and basal neck or intertrochanteric fractures, both fractures reduced and fixed simultaneously. 6. Several devices were used according to the site and patterns of fractures. 7. There were complications in three cases:one coxa vara, limb shortening, and infection, knee joint sitffness, and avascular necrosis in one case.


Ipsilateral fracture; Hip; Femur shaft

MeSH Terms

Accidents, Traffic
Coxa Vara
Femoral Neck Fractures
Femur Neck
Fractures, Multiple
Hip Fractures
Hip Joint*
Knee Joint
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