J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1988 Jun;23(3):713-721. 10.4055/jkoa.1988.23.3.713.

Ipsilateral Fractures of the Hip and Femoral Shaft

Abstract

Thirteen cases of concomitant hip and shaft fractures of the same femur are reported. The hip fractures was initially missed in one case. Osteosynthesis of both fractures was performed in twelve cases. One except was 12-year-old boy who was managed hip with two Knowles pins and shaft conservatively. Both fractures healed in all followed for average 5.3 months or more. Osteosynthesis of both fractures is recommended as soon as the patient is in a stable condition, preferably by early fixation with AO principle or IM nailing in selected cases.

Keyword

Ipsilateral fracture; Hip and femoral shaft

MeSH Terms

Child
Femur
Hip Fractures
Hip*
Humans
Male
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