Pipkin Fractures: Fracture of the Head of Femur A Case Report

  • TO Adekoya-cole
  • GO Enweluzo
  • OI Akinmokun
  • OE Oguche
Keywords: Fracture, Head of femur and closed reduction


Pipkin fracture is the fracture of the head of the femur. It can be associated with neck of femur fracture or / and posterior dislocation of the hip. This fracture is very rare fracture and has not been reported at our sub- region. We present this fracture in a 26 year old with a type I Pipkin fracture treated with closed reduction and percutaneous kwire fixation. Five (5) year after, she was very appreciative of her management with satisfactory remodeling of her femoral head.

Keyword: Fracture, Head of femur and closed reduction


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