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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


SANCHEZ CONCEPCION, Rafael  and  PEREDA CARDOSO, Osvaldo. Bilateral stress fracture of the femoral neck. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2017, vol.46, n.1, pp.94-99. ISSN 0138-6557.

The so called fatigue or stress fractures occur in a normal bone subjected to repeated episodes of stress, albeit of lesser requirement to cause an acute fracture. We present a 63-year-old obese patient with a history of previous health that begins to present pain in both regions of the hip joint, limiting movements and making gait impossible. Imaging studies were performed in which a bilateral fracture of the femoral neck was diagnosed, the left being better identified than the right one. The treatment consisted of osteosynthesis of the left fracture with a sliding nail, and conservative treatment by resting the right hip. The evolution was satisfactory, at 3 months the symptoms had disappeared and at 6 months the patient walked without difficulty. Early care for this condition is important in deciding which therapy to use and thus avoid complications.

Keywords : Stress fracture; femoral neck; bilateral.

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