Simultaneous bilateral neck of femur fractures in an adolescent secondary to hypocalcaemic seizure.

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Summary of "Simultaneous bilateral neck of femur fractures in an adolescent secondary to hypocalcaemic seizure."

We present a rare case of a previously healthy 16-year-old boy who sustained simultaneous bilateral femoral neck fractures after a single first-time seizure episode. He was diagnosed to have severe vitamin D deficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism. Symptomatic hypocalcemia was the cause of seizures. Both fractures were treated surgically and united at 3 months. Bilateral femoral neck fractures after seizures are very rare, especially in children. Severe vitamin D deficiency may cause seizures and also weakening of bone, predisposing to fractures without significant trauma. We recommend that paediatric cases of femoral neck fractures after seizures should be investigated for underlying metabolic disease.


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Name: Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B
ISSN: 1473-5865


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Fractures of the FEMUR HEAD; the FEMUR NECK; (FEMORAL NECK FRACTURES); the trochanters; or the inter- or subtrochanteric region. Excludes fractures of the acetabulum and fractures of the femoral shaft below the subtrochanteric region (FEMORAL FRACTURES).

Fractures of the short, constricted portion of the thigh bone between the femur head and the trochanters. It excludes intertrochanteric fractures which are HIP FRACTURES.

Deformity of the hip characterized by enlargement and deformation of the FEMUR HEAD and FEMUR NECK, often with associated changes in the ACETABULUM. These changes may be secondary to other diseases (e.g. LEGG-PERTHES DISEASE; ARTHRITIS; HIP DISLOCATION, CONGENITAL) or TRAUMA.

The constricted portion of the thigh bone between the femur head and the trochanters.

Fractures of the femur.

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