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[Femoral neck fracture management in patient with bilateral femoral supracondylar amputation and literature review]

A Martínez-Hernández, S Nieto-Alvarado
Acta Ortopédica Mexicana 2019, 33 (6): 411-415
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The treatment of a patient with amputation above the knee who has suffered a femoral neck fracture is a challenge for both the orthopedic surgeon and the rehabilitation team. We present a case, in which different difficulties are discussed in their treatment, choice of implant and return to their daily activities. The clinical case of a young man diagnosed with supracondylar bilateral traumatic amputation, with fracture of the femoral neck, treated by total non-cemented hip arthroplasty is presented. The functionality of the total hip prosthesis with Houghton scale after 12 months, obtaining a final score of 9 points which are the result of a satisfactory rehabilitation.

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