Right femoral neck pathologic fracture and left femoral subcapital insufficiency fracture in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis
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An 80-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis had a giant erosion of the right femoral neck resulting in a pathologic fracture that was managed by osteosynthesis and a free fibular bone graft, after which a left femoral subcapital insufficiency fracture was treated by artificial endoprosthesis. One and a half years after the operation on her right hip, she can walk painlessly with the assistance of a wheel chair.
Key wordsRheumatoid arthritis femoral neck fracture pathologic fracture stress fracture insufficiency fracture
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