Traumatic Subchondral Fracture of the Femoral Head: A Case Report


Subchondral insufficiency fractures of the femoral head have been described in elderly,  osteoporotic patients and most commonly occur at the superolateral aspect of the femoral head. This case report describes an insufficiency fracture that involves the posterior inferior aspect of the femoral head in a thin, elderly woman. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 19(4):234–235, 2010)

Jocelyn Wittstein, MD, Emily Vinson, MD, and Robert Zura, MD