Serial Femoral Fractures in An amputation stump
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Isolated femoral fractures in above-knee amputees have been described in the literature and the management of these injuries presents a number of challenges to the surgeon in view of altered anatomy. These include difficulty in the diagnosis, immobilization, surgical reduction and stabilization, as well as post-operative rehabilitation.The goal of treatment is the return of the amputee to their pre-fracture status that includes the satisfactory and functional use of a prosthetic limb.Although isolated femoral fractures in amputees have been reported before there are no reports describing serial femoral fractures requiring operative treatment in the same amputation stump. We report a case of an above-knee amputee who underwent dynamic hip screw fixation for a proximal femoral fracture and then open reduction and internal fixation a few years later for a further femoral fracture in the same stump.

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