How is a Subcapital fracture treated?

Options for the treatment of subcapital femoral neck fractures basically fall into two categories: internal fixation or arthroplasty (either hemiarthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty).

What is a Subcapital fracture?

Subcapital fracture is the most common type of intracapsular neck of femur fracture. The fracture line extends through the junction of the head and neck of femur.

How is hip femur fracture treated?

A hip fracture can be repaired with the help of metal screws, plates and rods. In some cases, artificial replacements (prostheses) of parts of the hip joint may be necessary. Treatment for hip fracture usually involves a combination of surgery, rehabilitation and medication.

What is a left femoral neck fracture?

A femoral neck fracture is a type of hip fracture of the thigh bone (femur)—just below the ball of the ball-and-socket hip joint. This type of fracture disconnects the ball from the rest of the femur. It often causes groin pain that worsens when you putting weight on the injured leg.

Can you walk with a fractured neck of femur?

Mostly it will be impossible to get up or walk. Very occasionally when the bone is cracked rather than completely broken, walking is possible, although painful. How does a femoral neck fracture occur? Fracture occurs following a simple fall onto the hip, usually without any other injury.

What is a subcapital femoral neck fracture?

Subcapital fracture is the commonest type of intracapsular fracture of the proximal femur. The fracture line extends through the junction of the head and neck of femur.

Are there any alternative fractures to the femur?

Alternative fractures, such as of the pelvis (especially pubic ramus fractures), acetabulum, femoral head and femoral diaphysis, all need to be considered. Pathological fractures should be considered if there is not a significant history of trauma.

What are the surgical options for femoral neck fractures?

Surgical Management of Femoral Neck Fractures 1 Indications. Two different patient populations typically sustain femoral neck fractures: older… 2 Preoperative Planning. Planning the reduction and fixation procedure for a patient… 3 Positioning. Positioning for femoral neck fractures depends on the preference of the surgeon.

Do you need a CT scan for a femoral shaft fracture?

Indications. Occult femoral neck fractures are common (up to 10%) in trauma patients with femoral shaft fractures and should always be sought. Many centers perform routine CT scans through the femoral neck to identify these fractures. This practice has helped reduce the number of missed femoral neck fractures.