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OLIVEIRA, Ubiratan Stefani de et al. Bilateral stress fracture of femoral neck in non-athlete - case report. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2016, vol.51, n.6, pp.735-738. ISSN 0102-3616.

Bilateral stress fracture of femoral neck in healthy young patients is an extremely rare entity, whose diagnostic and treatment represent a major challenge. Patients with history of hip pain, even non-athletes or military recruits, should be analyzed to achieve an early diagnosis and prevent possible complications from the surgical treatment. This report describes a 43-year-old male patient, non-athlete, without previous diseases, who developed bilateral stress fracture of femoral neck without displacement. He had a late diagnosis; bilateral osteosynthesis was made using cannulated screws. Although the diagnosis was delayed in this case, the study highlights the importance of the diagnosis of stress fracture, regardless of the activity level of the patients, for the success of the treatment.

Keywords : Fractures bone; Fractures stress; Femoral neck fractures; Hip pain.

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