Flashcards in Fractures of the proximal femur Deck (15):
Which age group gets proximal femur fractures?
Do females or males get proximal femur fractures more often?
What are the risk factors which contribute to proximal femur fractures?
What is the blood supply to the femoral head?
Intermedullary artery of shaft of femur
Medial and lateral circumflex branches of profunda femoris
Artery of ligamentum teres
What are the types of neck of femur fracture?
What are the types of intercapsular femur fracture?
What are the types of extracapsular femur fracture?
What are the complications of neck of femur fractures?
Intercapsular - non-union, avascular necrosis
Extracapsular - mal-union, non-union
What are the symptoms of neck of femur fracture?
Inability to weight bear
What are the signs of neck of femur fracture?
How is a neck of femur fracture investigated?
What can be seen on a neck of femur fracture x-ray?
Shenton's line disruption
How is an undisplaced intercapsular fracture managed?
How are displaced intercapsular fractures managed?