FEMORAL NECK STRESS FRACTURES (FNSF) IN MILITARY RECRUITS

Femoral Neck Stress Fractures

Authors

  • Lt Col Asim Niaz Naqvi Classified Orthopaedic Surgeon, CMH Bahawalpur
  • Nasim ul Majeed Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur
  • Hina Majeed Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur

Keywords:

Avascular necrosis of femoral head, Femoral neck stress fractures, Military recruits

Abstract

Objective: To identify patterns of Femoral Neck Stress Fractures (FNSF), its presentation and outcome of its treatment in PMA (Pakistan Military Academy) cadets. These findings would help suggest guidelines for their appropriate management.
Study design: Case Series
Place and duration of study: CMH Abbottabad & CMH Rawalpindi from May 2005 to January 2008.
Materials and Methods: Twenty cases (20 hips in 18 patients) of FNSF were included in the study. Only male cadets from Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) were included. Diagnosis was made clinically and was confirmed by radiographs or bone scan. Incomplete fractures were managed conservatively where as complete fractures were fixed surgically.
Results: All compression fractures healed conservatively where as tension fractures needed surgical fixation in all the cases, except one where fracture remained incomplete. Rest of tension fractures converted from incomplete fractures to complete fractures and hence needed surgical stabilization. There was no problem of avascular necrosis of femoral head (AVNFH) in any patient.
Conclusion: FNSF are uncommon injuries with potentially serious complications and are difficult to diagnose clinically. When diagnosed early and managed appropriately, they carry good prognosis.

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Published

31-12-2012

How to Cite

Naqvi, L. C. A. N., Majeed, N. ul, & Majeed, H. (2012). FEMORAL NECK STRESS FRACTURES (FNSF) IN MILITARY RECRUITS: Femoral Neck Stress Fractures. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 60(4), 499–502. Retrieved from https://www.pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/1948

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