Outcome of Bilateral Femoral Neck Fracture in Female Child with Osteopetrosis Treated Conservatively

Vol 35 | Issue 3 | September-December 2020 | page: 35-37 | Saurabh Kumar, Deepankar Verma, Ish Kumar Dhammi, A K Jain, Ahmer Zafar

Authors: Saurabh Kumar [1], Deepankar Verma [2], Ish Kumar Dhammi [1], A K Jain [3], Ahmer Zafar [4]

[1] Department of Orthopedics, UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India.
[2] Department of Orthopaedics, MAMC, Delhi, India.
[3] Department of Orthopaedics, UCMS, Delhi, India.
[4] Department of Orthopaedics, BJRH, Delhi, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Saurabh Kumar
UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India.
E-mail: saurabhraimamc@gmail.com


The treatment of pathological neck femur in children due to osteopetrosis is not clear. The literature is scanty and only few case reports are present. We encountered such a 8 year old female child, who presented with two asynchronous femoral neck fractures. There was history of trivial trauma first left followed by right hip was involved. His skeletal survey was suggestive of osteopetrosis. Patient presenting symptom was pain and inability to bear weight on his lower limb. Her mother also had such fractures. We managed conservatively in form of bilateral skin traction for bilateral hip. At 2 years follow-up patient had excellent functional outcome(no pain, full weight bearing, full hip ROM) with radiologically fracture united in coxa-vara. The conservative treatment gives good functional outcome.
Keywords: Children, Fracture femoral neck, Osteopetrosis.


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How to Cite this Article:  Kumar S, Dhammi I K, Verma D | Outcome of Bilateral Femoral Neck Fracture in Female Child with Osteopetrosis Treated Conservatively | Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases | September-December 2020; 35(3): 35-37.

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