Time-Dependent Magnetic Resonance Imaging Changes in Occult Femoral Neck Fracture During Conservative Treatment: A Case Report

Naoki Yoshida, Yoshihiko Tsuchida, Hiroko Murakami, Tetsuya Shirakawa, Kentaro Futamura, Masahiro Kohzuki

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Abstract

CASE: A 53-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with persistent left hip pain after a fall while riding a bicycle. Although x-ray imaging revealed no evidence of fracture, an abnormal intensity vertical line along the left femoral neck was observed in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Furthermore, 2 weeks after injury, MRI revealed a newly developed abnormal intensity oblique band at the femoral neck. After discussing several treatment options with the patients, she chose the conservative treatment. CONCLUSION: Careful follow-ups and MRI were undertaken 6 times within 32 weeks. Bone union was observed 32 weeks after the injury, and no bone displacement was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e0570
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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