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Simultaneous Ipsilateral fracture of the femoral neck and shaft: report of 8 cases

Donald B Mackenzie

Abstract


Eight cases with fractures of The shaft and the neck of the same femur are described. Attention is drawn to the high incidence of undiagnosed fractures in cases where these two fractures occur concomitantly. It is emphasized that definitive treatment can only be planned after a full clinical and radiological examination. The mechanism and diagnosis of the concomitant fractures are described and the various methods of treatment are discussed.




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