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Subchondral Insufficiency Fracture of the Femoral Head and Acetabulum A Case Report
Goro Motomura, MD; Takuaki Yamamoto, MD, PhD; Keita Miyanishi, MD, PhD; Kenzo Shirasawa, MD; Yasuo Noguchi, MD, PhD; Yukihide Iwamoto, MD, PhD
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Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Goro Motomura, MD
Takuaki Yamamoto, MD, PhD
Keita Miyanishi, MD, PhD
Yasuo Noguchi, MD, PhD
Yukihide Iwamoto, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan. E-mail address for T. Yamamoto: yamataku@ortho.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Kenzo Shirasawa, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shimonoseki City Hospital, 1-13-1 Koyo-cho, Shimonoseki 750-8520, Japan

The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2002 Jul 01;84(7):1205-1209
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Subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head generally occurs in elderly patients, who tend to have osteopenic bone and/or to be overweight. It characteristically presents as acute pain in the hip without obvious antecedent trauma 1 .
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