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Simultaneous post traumatic bilateral cervico-trochanteric femoral neck fractures in a child: a case report

Hussa M Gilban, Tarek M Mirdad, Matthew Jenyo

Abstract


A case is being presented of simultaneous bilateral cervico-trochanteric fractures of the neck of the femur in a five and a half-year-old girl following a road traffic accident (RTA). It is being presented because of its rarity; literature search to date revealing no previously reported similar case. The patient was managed by open reduction and internal fixation with a period of postoperative immobilization with a hip spica.

Keywords: cervico trochanteric, neck fractures, femoral, traumatic children

Résumé

Il s'agit d'un cas des fractures simultanées bilatérales cervico-trochantérique du cou du fémur chez une fille ägée de 5 ans et demi à la suite d'un accident de la circulation routière (ACR). On présente ce cas parce qu'il est rare. Recherche de la littérature jusqu'ici avait indiqué aucun raport précédent semblable. La patient a été soigné à travers la réduction ouverte et fixation interne avec une durée d'immobilisation postopératoire avec un spica de la hanche.

West African Journal of Medicine Vol. 24(4) 2005: 348-349



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/wajm.v24i4.28235
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