Intertrochateric hip fractures
A previously healthy 63-year-old female fell from a step ladder and sustained a left-sided hip fracture.
She arrived through our emergency department and radiographs revealed a minimally displaced unstable intertrochateric hip fracture. Open reduction and internal fixation was performed with placement of a trochanteric intramedullary nail.
She returned for regular follow-up visits and radiographs showed progressive fracture healing. At the time of her latest follow-up visit, 6 months following fracture surgery she presented with excellent radiographic and clinical results including a healed hip fracture in excellent alignment, preservation of the hip joint space, resolution of pain, full range of motion and a return to pre-injury activities.
Tags: Broken Hip