Femoral Neck Non-union (Intracapsular)

  • Peter V. Giannoudis
  • Rozalia I. Dimitriou


Previously stabilized femoral neck fracture that failed to progress to union within 6 months of fixation.

Usually young individual below the age of 60.

Above the age of 60, hip replacement is the procedure of choice.


Femoral Neck Femoral Head Guide Wire Femoral Neck Fracture Image Intensifier 
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Further Reading

  1. Dhar SA, Gani NU, Butt MF, et al. Delayed union of an operated fracture of the femoral neck. J Orthop Traumatol. 2008;9(2):97–9.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Van Must AB. Femoral neck non-unions: how do I do it? Injury. 2007;38 Suppl 2:S51–4.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Min BW, Bae KC, Kang CH, et al. Valgus intertrochanteric osteotomy for non-union of femoral neck fracture. Injury. 2006;37(8):786–90.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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