Bilateral Neck Femur Fracture Following a Generalized Seizure- A Rare Case Report

Shah, Harshad and Grover, Amit and Gadi, Daksh and K, Sudarshan (2014) Bilateral Neck Femur Fracture Following a Generalized Seizure- A Rare Case Report. The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2 (4). pp. 255-257.

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Hip fractures are one of the most common injuries which present to an orthopaedic surgeon. Most of these cases are unilateral .Bilateral simultaneous femur neck fracture is a rare occurrence. We report a case of a bilateral neck femur fracture in a 30 year male following a generalized tonic clonic seizure in view of its rarity and also to increase the awareness of such rare injuries. The patient was operated within 3 hours. At 5 months, the patient had good radiological and functional outcome. During a convulsion, there is a powerful and forceful contraction of muscles which may lead to fracture or dislocation. The incidence of fractures following a convulsion is 1.1. A delay in diagnosis can lead to complications like avascular necrosis, osteoarthritis, non union, functional disability and legal consequences. All orthopaedic surgeons and emergency physicians should be aware of such uncommon injuries to ensure early diagnosis and treatment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > Archives of Bone & Joint Surgery
Depositing User: abjs abjs
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 16:45
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 17:09

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