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The Neglected Femoral Neck Fracture in Young Adults: Review of a Challenging Problem

By Amit Roshan and Shatrughna Ram


A neglected femoral neck fracture is one where there has been a delay of more than 30 days to seek medical help from the time of the original injury. Among the spectrum of femoral neck fractures, the neglected fracture in a young adult (age <60 years) is one of the most challenging to treat if femoral head salvage is attempted. The main complication is avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head with most reported incidences being <15% (range 0% to 67%), which is similar to the complication rate with non-neglected femoral neck fractures

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Publisher: Marshfield Clinic
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