• Kenneth J. Koval
  • Joseph D. Zuckerman


The clinical presentation of patients who have sustained a fracture of the proximal femur can vary widely depending on the type, severity, and cause of the fracture. Displaced fractures are clearly symptomatic; such patients usually cannot stand, much less ambulate. On the other hand, there are patients with nondisplaced or impacted fractures who may be ambulatory and experience minimal pain, as well as cases in which patients complain of thigh or groin pain but have no history of antecedent trauma. In each situation, it is incumbent on the clinician to exclude the possibility of hip fracture in any individual who complains of thigh or groin pain.


Proximal Femur Femoral Neck Fracture Groin Pain Alcoholic Hepatitis Magnetie Resonance Imaging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth J. Koval
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joseph D. Zuckerman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryNYU — Hospital for Joint DiseasesUSA
  2. 2.Orthopaedic SurgeryNYU School of MedicineUSA

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