Delayed Presentation of Ipsilateral Femoral Neck Fractures in Diaphyseal Femur Fractures


Femoral neck fractures with delayed presentation following ipsilateral femoral diaphyseal fracture stabilization have been described as clandestine, attributed to missed diagnosis, or related to surgical technique. Clandestine fractures are present from time of injury but not detectable. The authors hypothesize that femoral neck fractures with delayed presentation can be clandestine, missed, or caused by surgical technique. A retrospective study and a comprehensive literature review are presented to determine the true incidence and etiology of these fractures. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 14(2):77–81, 2005)

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Wilford K. Gibson, MD, and John Hubbard, MD