Acta Ortopédica Brasileira
versão impressa ISSN 1413-7852
HERNANDEZ, Arnaldo José; FAVARO, Edimar; LARAYA, Marcos Henrique Ferreira e ZUMIOTTI, Arnaldo Valdir. Spontaneous fracture of the femoral neck following PFN removal. Acta ortop. bras. [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.3, pp. 187-189. ISSN 1413-7852. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-78522009000300012.
Femoral neck fracture without associated trauma following consolidation of a transtrochanteric fractureis a rare event. The authors report a case of transtrochanteric fracture that was treated with PFN and which presented fracturing of the femoral neck two weeks after removal of the device. This occurrence was treated with partial arthroplasty.
Palavras-chave : Femoral fractures [complications]; Fracture fixation; intramedullary; Femoral neck fractures.