Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999 Feb;80(2):236-8
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City 84132, USA.
A case is described of a 50-year-old man with a femoral neck stress fracture presenting as gluteal pain. An operative pinning procedure of the femoral neck was performed for stabilization. Femoral neck stress fractures are often misdiagnosed early in their presentation. The signs and symptoms can mimic those of more commonly seen disorders. Appropriate physiatric history and physical examination, along with indicated studies, will help prevent misdiagnosis and potentially serious complications associated with musculoskeletal pathology.