Pathologic Fractures

  • Frank M. KlenkeEmail author
  • Attila Kollár
  • Christophe Kurze
Part of the Fracture Management Joint by Joint book series (FMJJ)


A bone fracture is termed pathologic when the fracture occurs through a region of a preexisting bone pathology weakening the bony architecture. Such pathologies include metabolic bone diseases such as Paget’s disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, and osteoporosis as well as local alterations of the bone structure due to tumorous processes and tumor-like bone lesions.

This chapter discussed pathologic fractures of the hip caused by the processes leading to local bone destruction including tumor-like lesions as well as primary and secondary (i.e., metastases) bone tumors.


Pathologic fracture Bone Tumor Metastasis Tumor-like lesion Sarcoma Surgery Osteosynthesis Arthroplasty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank M. Klenke
    • 1
    Email author
  • Attila Kollár
    • 2
  • Christophe Kurze
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, InselspitalBern University HospitalBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Medical Oncology, InselspitalBern University HospitalBernSwitzerland

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