CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2019; 54(06): 736-738
DOI: 10.1016/j.rboe.2017.11.016
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Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Published by Thieme Revnter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Intertrochanteric Fracture of the Femur in an Ankylosed Hip: A Case Report[*]

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1  Departmento de Ortopedia e Cirurgia de Traumatismos, Suri Seri Begawan Hospital, Kuala Belait, Brunei
,
Shiraz Ahmad
1  Departmento de Ortopedia e Cirurgia de Traumatismos, Suri Seri Begawan Hospital, Kuala Belait, Brunei
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Ketan C. Pande
2  Departmento de Ortopedia e Cirurgia de Traumatismos, RIPAS Hospital, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
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Publication History

01 October 2017

23 November 2017

Publication Date:
09 October 2019 (online)

Abstract

Intertrochanteric fractures of the femur in ankylosed hips are extremely rare. The aims of the operative management for elderly patients with intertrochanteric fractures are to prevent general complications, to maintain mobility, and to relieve pain. The optimal management to achieve these goals is not clear. The authors present a case of a 74-year-old man with an intertrochanteric fracture of the femur in an ankylosed hip. The fracture was managed surgically with dynamic hip screws and cannulated screws. Two years after the surgery, good union was observed at the fracture, and the patient was ambulating independently.

* Paper developed at the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Suri Seri Begawan Hospital, Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam. Originally published by Elsevier.