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Cases Journal

, 1:193

First Online: 30 September 2008Received: 11 July 2008Accepted: 30 September 2008DOI: 10.1186-1757-1626-1-193

Cite this article as: Dhar, S.A., Halwai, M.A., Wani, M.I. et al. Cases Journal 2008 1: 193. doi:10.1186-1757-1626-1-193


BackgroundFractures of the subtrochanteric region of the femur provide several challenges to the operating surgeon due to anatomic and biomechanical peculiarities inherent to this region. These challenges are compounded several times in a severely porotic bone.

Case presentationWe report a case with severe osteoporosis who sustained a subtrochanteric fracture and was managed with a Dynamic condylar screw DCS. Three years after the surgery the patient is pain free and has a full range of motion.

ConclusionThis highlights the fact that the DCS provides a viable alternative in the management of fractures of the subtrochanteric region in severe osteoporosis. This advantage is particularly manifest in settings where the image intensifier is not easily available.

AbbreviationsDCSDynamic Condylar Screw.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1757-1626-1-193 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Shabir Ahmed Dhar - Manzoor Ahmed Halwai - Mohammed Iqbal Wani - Mohammed Farooq Butt

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