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Bilateral femur neck fracture in a young child

Mehmet Tahir Gokdemir, Umit Yar, Hanife Pınar Kara, Mustafa Burak Sayhan, Cemil Kavalci

Am J Case Rep 2010; 11:39-41

ID: 878337

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Published: 2010-01-21


Background: Bilateral femur neck fracture is a very rarely seen situation. Traumas rarely result in such fracture. The aim of this study was to highlight the importance of naked examination of a patient in trauma cases and to report a bilateral femoral neck fracture due to a fall, rarely seen in literature.
Case Report: A five-year-old girl was admitted to the department. The case, diagnosed as bilateral femur neck fracture due to a fall after being pushed with force by her sibling and falling from a high place, is reported and a literature review was carried out. The fractures were not diagnosed in the hospital she was first taken to.
Conclusions: Thorough physical examination of such trauma patients is extremely important. Traumatic bilateral femur neck fracture is very rarely seen in younger children.

Keywords: bilateral femur neck fracture, trauma, Violence, naked examination