Femoral Head Fracture: Pathogenesis and clinical findings
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Femoral Head Fracture: Pathogenesis and clinical findings

 • Posterior hip dislocation -> Impaction force from femoral head onto posterior acetabular wall

 • Anterior hip dislocation -> Impaction force from femoral head onto anterior acetabular wall

 • Avulsion or shearing injury -> Ligaments tear a portion of bone from the femoral head

 • Falls from height -> Compressive force from impact onto lateral hip

Signs/Symptoms/Complications:

 • Inability to weight-bear

 • Arthritic Changes

 • Non-union of fracture

 • Externally Rotated Leg

 • Shortened leg length

 • Internally Rotated Leg

 • Shooting pains down affected leg



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