Clin Pain.  2019 Dec;18(2):126-129. 10.35827/cp.2019.18.2.126.

Bilateral Stress Fracture of Femur Neck, Fatigue Type of Non-Athlete Young Adult

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  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hanyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea. dumitru1@hanyang.ac.kr

Abstract

Bilateral femoral neck stress fractures have been rarely reported. When diagnosed, they are usually limited to athletes or military personnel. A 35-year-old man, previously healthy, visited the emergency department for right inguinal pain. On physical examination, no external wound, tenderness or limitation of motion were found in either lower extremity. Plain radiography showed normal findings but an magnetic resonance image showed a linear fracture in the femoral neck. In this case, bilateral femoral neck stress fractures were found in a young non-athlete adult with no prior medical history of related injuries. Surgery is generally not performed for stress fractures but considering the patient's early mobilization and the need for quick reintegration into society, surgery was done in this case.

Keyword

Bilateral femoral neck stress fracture; Non-athlete young adult; Magnetic resonance image

MeSH Terms

Adult
Athletes
Early Ambulation
Emergency Service, Hospital
Fatigue*
Femur Neck*
Femur*
Fractures, Stress*
Humans
Lower Extremity
Military Personnel
Physical Examination
Radiography
Wounds and Injuries
Young Adult*
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