Conservative Treatment of a Nondisplaced Intertrochanteric Femur Fracture: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Jason E. Mascoe, Paul K. Herickhoff

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Abstract

A 21-year-old otherwise healthy male sustained a nondisplaced, intertrochanteric fracture of the left femur after being "rear-ended" by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle. His fracture was managed with protected weight-bearing and progressive mobilization. No traction was utilized. The patient had an excellent clinical outcome at two-year follow-up, reporting modified Harris Hip Score 85, Hip Outcome Score-Activities of Daily Living 88, Hip Outcome Score-Sport Specific 89, and International Hip Outcome Tool-33 of 77. Conclusion: Nonsurgical treatment, consisting of restricted weight-bearing, for non-displaced intertrochanteric femur fracture in young, healthy patients can provide a successful result.Level of Evidence: V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalThe Iowa orthopaedic journal
Volume41
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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