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.