Bilateral Femoral Neck Fractures in a Middle-Aged Female After a Low-Energy Fall
Bilateral hip fractures after low-energy mechanism are a rare phenomenon. Most published case reports include presentations of bilateral hip fractures in the elderly with low-energy mechanism. There is no report, to our knowledge, that illustrates this rare occurrence in middle-aged individuals after a low-energy fall from standing height.
We present a case of a 50-year-old female with history of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) who presented to our institution with bilateral valgus-impacted femoral neck fractures after a mechanical fall from standing height. The patient underwent successful in-situ percutaneous screw placement in bilateral hips.
Although patient age is an obvious risk factor, middle-aged individuals with a medical history affecting bone mineral content may also be prone to bilateral insufficiency fractures. Individuals complaining of joint pain (with a history of conditions including renal failure, obesity, endocrinopathies, etc.) should have advanced imaging, if screening plain radiographs are negative, in an effort to identify occult fractures.
Siddiqi, Ahmed; Forte, Salvador; Collier, A J.; and McPhilemy, J J., "Bilateral Femoral Neck Fractures in a Middle-Aged Female After a Low-Energy Fall" (2018). Orthopedic Surgery Resident Research. 21.