Subcapital Fracture…………X-Ray Copy





Illustration 90 Subcapital Fracture


If an elderly patient falls and is unable to bear weight due to hip pain, you must assume a hip fracture ( or pelvic fracture ) and diligently search for it. If you do not see it on plain film—consider a CT scan before making a disposition.

Also consider consultation with another practitioner . . .

Before leaving the topic of injury to the proximal femur, I want to show you an X-Ray and share some one-liners regarding the

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

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