Osteomalacia and coxa vara. An unusual co-existence for femoral neck stress fracture


Sariyilmaz K. , Ozkunt O., Sungur M. , Dikici F. , Yazicioglu O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY CASE REPORTS, vol.16, pp.137-140, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.09.034
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY CASE REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-140

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Femoral neck stress fractures are not uncommon. Several causes exist about these fractures. Osteomalacia is one of the most common cause of insufficiency fractures and coxa vara can produce a focal concentration of mechanical stress in the femoral neck and may cause stress fractures. This case study is about the co-existence of these two pathologies in a patient with bilateral femoral neck stress fracture.