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Bilateral combined femoral neck and acetabular fractures due to cerebro-vascular ischaemic induced convulsion

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Skeletal fractures and joint dislocations secondary to sustained myoclonic activity occur infrequently. Fractures at or around the hips resulting from seizures are extremely rare. Causes have included: 1. electroconvulsive therapy [1], 2. idiopathic epilepsy [2], 3. hyponatraemia [3, 4], 4. eclampsia [5], 5. alcohol withdrawal [6], 6. Renal failure [7], and 7. prolonged, sustained myoclonus [8]. We report a unique case with an unusual skeletal injury pattern secondary to an unusual cause.

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Funk, L., Faux, J.C. Bilateral combined femoral neck and acetabular fractures due to cerebro-vascular ischaemic induced convulsion. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 8, 145–146 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01682632

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