Tips and tricks for ORIF of displaced femoral neck fractures in the young adult patient

  • Stephen C. Stacey
  • Christopher H. Renninger
  • David Hak
  • Cyril MauffreyEmail author
Expert's Opinion • HIP - FRACTURES


Femoral neck fractures in the young adult are a less common, but potentially functionally significant injury commonly occurring after high-energy trauma. The management goals of these injuries are the maintenance of a native hip joint absent avascular necrosis and nonunion. The primary determinant to this end is an anatomic reduction in displaced fractures with stable fixation. In this paper, the authors provide a set of technical tips and tricks to aid orthopedic surgeons in the surgical management of these injuries while reviewing the most recent literature available to inform clinical decision making. The paper includes the recommendations of the authors from the Denver Health Orthopaedic Trauma Service.


Femoral neck Fracture Young adult Techniques Trauma 


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Ethical statement

Dr. Hak reports personal fees from Globus, personal fees from Merck, personal fees from Invibio, outside the submitted work. Dr. Mauffrey reports personal fees from Springer, personal fees from Slack, personal fees from Elsevier, and institutional support from Striker, institutional support from Synthes, institutional support from Abbott, institutional support from AO organization, and institutional grant support from Hebei province and CoI, all outside the submitted work.

Conflict of interest

Dr. Renninger and Dr. Stacey have nothing to disclose.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen C. Stacey
    • 1
  • Christopher H. Renninger
    • 2
  • David Hak
    • 1
  • Cyril Mauffrey
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryDenver Health Medical CenterDenverUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryNaval Medical Center San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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