Inflammatory bowel disease, high-dose steroids, osteoporosis, or an oncological etiology for a pathological femoral neck fracture in a young adult: a case report.

Open Orthop J 2014 7;8:27-33. Epub 2014 Feb 7.

University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, 27100 Chardon Road, Richmond Heights OH 44143, USA.

Unlabelled: Femoral neck fractures occur in approximately 6,000 of young adults annually (ages 18-49) (1). Of these, a high-energy traumatic event is the typical cause. Although medications and chronic diseases have been implicated as confounding causes of hip fractures, clinicians should have a high index of suspicion for an oncologic etiology of hip fractures occurring in young patients without an inciting traumatic event.

Study Design: A case report and literature search in the English language.

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March 2014
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