Femoral Head Fractures



In 1957, in a review article for the treatment of Grade IV Fracture-Dislocation of the Hip, Pipkin presented the following classification scheme which involves femoral head fractures. This type of fractures was named after his name thereafter.


Femoral Neck Femoral Head Classification Scheme Open Reduction Heterotopic Ossification 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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