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Transient Osteoporosis Of The Hip In Pregnancy Complicated By Spontaneous Bilateral Femoral Neck Fracture

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Author(s): C. Dieme

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0972-978X

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Transient osteoporosis | Pregnancy | Femoral neck fracture

ABSTRACT
Femoral neck fracture is a serious complication of transient osteoporosis of the hip during pregnancy. A case of spontaneous bilateral femoral neck fracture is presented. The healing is observed on the right hip spontaneously. On the left a femoral non union is observed, surgery will be necessary. Characteristics of transient osteoporosis of the hip during pregnancy are reviewed and the mechanism is discussed.
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