Isolated knee pain as a presentation for proximal femur fracture in paediatrics

Amirudin Sanip, and Ismail MS, (2019) Isolated knee pain as a presentation for proximal femur fracture in paediatrics. Medicine & Health, 14 (1). pp. 270-274. ISSN 2289-5728


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Proximal femur fracture in paediatric patients are very rare and can easily be missed especially when the history of trauma is so trivial, and associated with pathological fracture. We report a case of 6-year-old girl with a history of left knee pain following a fall from a height of 2 feet. She was treated as a soft tissue injury of the left knee as the left knee radiograph was normal. She was reassessed at day 3 of injury with worsening symptoms. Radiograph of the pelvis and left knee revealed a comminuted intertrochanteric fracture of left femur with an underlying bone cyst. We would like to highlight this case report to avoid missing a proximalfemur fracture where a trivial trauma resulted In the presentation of a non-specific knee pain. Femur fracture in peadiatric age group can result in the significant complication of growth such as osteoporosis.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Bone cysts; Child; Hip fractures
Journal:Medicine & Health
ID Code:15237
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:14 Sep 2020 07:19
Last Modified:21 Sep 2020 03:53

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