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Bilateral simultaneous intertrochanteric fractures of femur without major trauma

Authors Aydin E, Dülgeroğlu TC, Metineren H

Received 1 March 2015

Accepted for publication 24 March 2015

Published 29 June 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 137—139


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Ekrem Aydin, Turan Cihan Dülgeroğlu, Hasan Metineren

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Dumlupinar University School of Medicine, Kutahya, Turkey

Abstract: Bilateral simultaneous intertrochanteric femur fractures are rare and usually occur as a result of major trauma. In this paper, we present a 76-year old male patient from Turkey referred to the emergency service of our hospital with severe pain and poor mobilization in both hips. There was no history of major trauma. The patient was treated with closed proximal femoral nailing in both hips in the same operation period. At last follow-up, 6 months after surgery, the patient was able to walk with the aid of his children and resumed his previous status, after he had completed an intensive rehabilitation program.

Keywords: bilateral femur intertrochanteric fracture, PFN, elderly population

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