Femoral Neck Stress Fracture

Stress fracture or fatigue fracture of the femoral neck is an uncommon problem. Typically, these injuries arise from repetitive overuse and are most often seen in athletes and military recruits. Unlike stress fractures in other parts of the skeleton, however, the potential for serious long-term consequences from femoral neck stress fractures is high. Anyone involved in the treatment of these groups of patients must always consider femoral neck stress fracture as a potential diagnosis, as early diagnosis and treatment are essential.


The femoral neck represents a bridge between the ball of ...

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