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Bilateral subcapital femoral neck fractures secondary to transient osteoporosis during pregnancy: a case report.

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Bilateral subcapital femoral neck fractures secondary to transient osteoporosis during pregnancy: a case report.

J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2012 Aug;20(2):260-2

Authors: Emami MJ, Abdollahpour HR, Kazemi AR, Vosoughi AR

Abstract
Transient osteoporosis during pregnancy is a rare, self-limiting disease. We report on a 36-year-old woman who had bilateral subcapital femoral neck fractures during the 6th month of pregnancy. The diagnosis was made 4 days after delivery, because radiography was declined by the patient for fear of radiation. Fixation was not feasible owing to bone resorption, and 2-stage bipolar hemiarthroplasty was therefore performed. Magnetic resonance imaging is the best non-invasive investigative tool for pregnant women with hip pain. Early detection can prevent complications and resorting to major surgeries.

PMID: 22933693 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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