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===Trochanteric===
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*'''Greater Trochanter'''
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**Via direct trauma (older pts) or avulsion injury (adolescents)
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** Hip pain that increases with abduction; tenderness over greater trochanter
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*'''Lesser Trochanter'''
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**Via avulsion due to forceful contraction of iliopsoas (adolescents) or pathologic bone
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**Pts are usually ambulatory; c/o pain in groin worse w/ flexion
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*Treatment for both types:
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**NWB with ortho f/u in 1-2wk

Revision as of 21:48, 8 June 2015

Background

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Femur Fracture Types

Anterior view.
Posterior view.

Proximal

Shaft

Diagnosis

Management

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References


Trochanteric

  • Greater Trochanter
    • Via direct trauma (older pts) or avulsion injury (adolescents)
    • Hip pain that increases with abduction; tenderness over greater trochanter
  • Lesser Trochanter
    • Via avulsion due to forceful contraction of iliopsoas (adolescents) or pathologic bone
    • Pts are usually ambulatory; c/o pain in groin worse w/ flexion
  • Treatment for both types:
    • NWB with ortho f/u in 1-2wk