Stress Fracture of the Femoral Neck in a Young Female Athlete

Breugem, Stefan; Hulscher, Jan; Steller, Philip
April 2009
European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery;Apr2009, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p192
Academic Journal
Stress fractures have been reported to occur in association with running. They typically involve the lower extremity. Although relatively rare, unrecognized or untreated femoral neck fractures carry a much higher morbidity rate than other stress fractures. Stress fractures of the femoral neck should even be considered in young amateur athletes with hip pain. If X-ray is inconclusive, radionuclide bone imaging and MRI can be useful in diagnosing these fractures. This rare diagnosis, as well as classification and treatment options, will be discussed.


Related Articles

  • Stress Fractures of the Hip in Young Athletes. Smith, Robert // Hughston Health Alert;Spring2007, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p6 

    The article discusses stress fractures of the hip in young athletes. It describes the occurrence of stress and fatigue fractures. It explains why making the diagnosis of a femoral neck fracture is very difficult and often delayed. Blood supply to the femoral head can be disrupted by a displaced...

  • Femoral neck stress fracture: the importance of clinical suspicion and early review. Clough, T.M. // British Journal of Sports Medicine;Aug2002, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p308 

    Stress fracture of the femoral neck is rare and often initially missed. A high index of clinical suspicion is required in athletes presenting with a history of insidious onset, exertional groin pain and pain at the extremes of hip motion on examination. Regular review is recommended to prevent...

  • Lateral Radiograph of the Hip in Fracture Neck of Femur: Is it a Ritual? Kumar, Dheerendra; Gubbi, Shivarathre; Abdul, Bari; Bisalahalli, Muddu // European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery;Oct2008, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p504 

    Historically routine work up of a patient with a fracture neck of femur has always included an antero-posterior (AP) and a lateral view of the hip. The aim of the study was to know whether a lateral view of hip influenced the decision of an Orthopedic Surgeon regarding management at a District...

  • The Relationship Among Femoral Neck Angle and BMD, and Lower Extremity Injury Incidence in Elite Athletes: Based Upon Gender. Nam-Ku Lee; Jong-Kyu Kim; Eung-Joon Kim; Sun-Kyung Ki; In-ho Cho; Joon-Yong Cho; Mi-Sook Lee // International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences;2011, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p383 

    The purpose of this study was to assess the relationships between femoral neck angle and bone mineral density (BMD) and lower extremity injury incidence, and to show what differences exist between various sports populations based on gender. 129 athletes from the Korea National Sports University...

  • Cortical Bone Mineralization in the Human Femoral Neck in Cases and Controls from Synchrotron Radiation Study. Wu, Yan; Zhou, Liangqiang; Bergot, Catherine; Peyrin, Françoise; Bousson, Valérie // Cell Biochemistry & Biophysics;Sep2015, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p51 

    To compare the degree and distribution of mineralization in femoral neck cortex from 23 women with hip fractures (age 65-96 years) and 17 female controls (age 72-103 years), we obtained 3D data by synchrotron radiation microtomography (SRμCT). Variables were degree of mineralization of bone...

  • Femoral neck shaft angle width is associated with hip-fracture risk in males but not independently of femoral neck bone density. RIPAMONTI, C.; LISI, L.; AVELLA, M. // British Journal of Radiology;May2014, Vol. 87 Issue 1037, p1 

    Objective: To investigate the specificity of the neck shaft angle (NSA) to predict hip fracture in males. Methods: We consecutively studied 228 males without fracture and 38 with hip fracture. A further 49 males with spine fracture were studied to evaluate the specificity of NSA for hip-fracture...

  • Characteristics of the gluteus medius muscle in an asymptomatic patient with radiographic signs of coxarthrosis. Amaro, A.; Sousa, L.; Sancho, L.; Meireles, J.; Calado, S.; Vitorino, R.; Amado, F.; Appell, H. J.; Duarte, J. A. // European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology;Sep2004, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p182 

    This case study describes the micromorphology and some biochemical features of gluteus medius muscle in a 79-year-old woman with radiographic signs of coxarthrosis but with no clinical symptoms who initially was admitted in the orthopaedic emergency service with a non-displaced subcapital...

  • Hip fracture risk assessment using composite indices of femoral neck strength: the Rancho Bernardo study. Karlamangla, Arun S.; Barrett-Connor, Elizabeth; Young, Jean; Greendale, Gail A. // Osteoporosis International;Jan2004, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p62 

    The objective of this work was to examine the prediction of incident hip fracture risk by composite indices of femoral neck strength, constructed from dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans of the hip. These indices integrate femoral neck size and body size with bone density, and reflect the...

  • Bone mineral density measurements of the proximal femur from routine contrast-enhanced MDCT data sets correlate with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Gruber, M.; Bauer, J.; Dobritz, M.; Beer, A.; Wolf, P.; Woertler, K.; Rummeny, E.; Baum, T. // European Radiology;Feb2013, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p505 

    Objectives: To evaluate the utility of femoral bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in routine contrast-enhanced multi-detector computed tomography (ceMDCT) using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as the reference standard. Methods: Forty-one patients (33 women, 8 men) underwent DXA...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics