Japanese Journal of Rheumatology

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 203–208 | Cite as

Right femoral neck pathologic fracture and left femoral subcapital insufficiency fracture in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

  • Takakazu Imamura
  • Takayoshi Fujibayashi
Case Report


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 words

Rheumatoid arthritis femoral neck fracture pathologic fracture stress fracture insufficiency fracture 


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© VSP and Japanese Rheumatism Association 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takakazu Imamura
    • 1
  • Takayoshi Fujibayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryInazawa City HospitalInazawa cityJapan

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