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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2009 June;60(3):205-7

language: Italian

Atraumatic subcapital fracture of the hip five days after delivery: a case report

Nicodemo A. 1, Alluto C. 2, Uslenghi M. 1, Governale G. 1, Massè A. 2

1 Dipartimento di Ortopedia e Traumatologia Università di Torino Ospedale San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, Torino, Italia
2 Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italia


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Transient osteoporosis of the hip is a rare, idiopathic and self-resolving condition of the third trimester of pregnancy. It is associated with hip pain and it can be complicated by pathological fractures. This article describes the case of an atraumatic displaced subcapital fracture of the hip, secondary to pregnancy transient osteoporosis, occurred five days after delivery in a 27-year-old woman. The fracture was treated successfully with closed reduction and percutaneous osteosynthesis with three cannulated screws. Complete radiologic and clinical healing was observed six months postoperatively. Authors highlight the importance of adequate investigation of hip pain during pregnancy to avoid pathological fractures.

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