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Subtrochanteric Fractures? What is it?

What are Subtrochanteric Fractures? The subtrochanteric region is a part of the thigh bone (femur). It is the area proximally 10 cm from the top of the femur bone. This area is important because there are a lot of muscles attached to the bone here. Any fractures that occur in this area will often result

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What are Proximal Femur Fractures?

What are proximal femur fractures? Proximal femur fractures are fractures that occur within the hip region. They mainly occur in older patients, especially those with osteoporosis, but can also occur in younger patients due to high-impact trauma. The femur is the hip bone that links the knee joint to the hip joint. The proximal femur

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What is Avascular Necrosis of the hip?

What is avascular necrosis? Avascular necrosis (AVN), or osteonecrosis, is a disease that arises as a result of temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone. More specifically, avascular necrosis of the hip arises when the blood supply to the head of the thigh bone (also known as the femur) is disrupted. If

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Sarah Taylor

Obstetrics & Gynaecology