Inflammatory Bowel Disease, High-Dose Steroids, Osteoporosis, or an Oncological Etiology for a Pathological Femoral Neck Fracture in a Young Adult: A Case Report
Brandon Raudenbush*, Ian Walton, Ashley Simela, Michael Retino
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 27
Last Page: 33
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-8-27
Article History:Received Date: 1/4/2013
Revision Received Date: 20/12/2013
Acceptance Date: 7/1/2014
Electronic publication date: 7/2/2014
Collection year: 2014
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/) which permits unrestrictive use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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.
A case report and literature search in the English language.