Unformatted text preview: especially with abduction and extension. No deformity may be apparent, but pressure through greater trochanters will result is pain. With a lesser trochanteric fracture, pain occurs during flexion and internal rotation. • Intertrochanteric fracture : The extremity appears shortened and significantly externally rotated, in contrast to the minimal deformities associated with femoral neck fractures. Pain, hip edema and ecchymosis, and pain with any movement may also be noted. • Subtrochanteric fracture : The proximal femur usually is held in flexion and external rotation. Important: Virginia has a left hip with decreased ROM, tender L greater trochanter, a shorted L LE with EROT. It is very likely she has a intertrochanteric fracture due to her fall....
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- Fall '10
- Hip fracture, femoral neck fracture, Femoral head fracture, Hip Fracture Presentation, trochanteric fracture