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Ann Transl Med. 2015 Aug;3(14):203. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2305-5839.2015.08.09.

Is fixation an option for comminuted femoral head fracture?

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The Orthopaedic Department, October 6 University, Cairo 11787, Egypt.


Femoral head fracture (Pepkin fracture) is a serious injury that is usually caused by trauma with more incidences in young age. There is no definitive treatment suggested in literature for Pepkin fracture. In this work, a case with class IV Pipkin fracture is presented. Fixation of the fracture was done and the outcomes of the surgical procedure immediately and 6 years after surgery are documented.


Pipkin fractures; femoral head fractures; total hip arthroplasty (THA)

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