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Fracture through the physeal scar of the femoral head in the setting of osteonecrosis in an adult: a case report

  • S. Raymond Golish
  • Varatharaj MounasamyEmail author
  • Quanjun Cui
  • William M. Mihalko
  • Khaled Saleh
Case Report
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Abstract

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) in the skeletally mature patient is rare. We present a rare case of a fracture through the physeal scar of a skeletally mature patient after a trivial injury, with pre-existing osteonecrosis of the femoral neck and metadiaphysis with sparing of the femoral head.

Keywords

Physeal scar Fracture Osteonecrosis 

Fracture à travers l’ancien cartilage de conjugaison de la tête fémorale dans un cas d’ostéonécrose chez un adulte

Résumé

Le glissement de l’épiphyse de la tête fémorale chez un patient au squelette mature est chose rare. Nous présentons le cas d’une fracture à travers la cicatrice du cartilage de conjugaison chez un patient au squelette mature, survenue après un traumatisme banal, avec une ostéonécrose pré-existante du col et de la métaphyse mais ayant épargné la tête fémorale

Mots clés

Cicatrice du cartilage de conjugaison Fracture Ostéonécrose 

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© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Raymond Golish
    • 1
  • Varatharaj Mounasamy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Quanjun Cui
    • 1
  • William M. Mihalko
    • 1
  • Khaled Saleh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics SurgeryUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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