Abnormal radiographic anatomy of the proximal femur

  • B Marquardt


Fractures of the proximal femur are typically injuries of later life. Because of their greater risk of osteoporosis women are much more frequently affected than men [1]. They are often due to negligible trauma, a fall on the hip combined with torsion. Depending on the direction of the force different subcapital fractures may occur among the three trabecular groups of the head and neck (Fig. 4.1).


Femoral Neck Femoral Head Subtrochanteric Fracture Medial Cortex Pertrochanteric Fracture 
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  • B Marquardt
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  1. 1.Stuttgart

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