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Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures in Young Adults
Thuan V. Ly, MD1; Marc F. Swiontkowski, MD2
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Regions Hospital, Mail Stop 11503L, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2450 Riverside Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
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Printed with permission of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This article, as well as other lectures presented at the Academy's Annual Meeting, will be available in February 2009 in Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 58. The complete volume can be ordered online at www.aaos.org, or by calling 800-626-6726 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Central time).
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An Instructional Course Lecture, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2008 Oct 01;90(10):2254-2266
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Look for this and other related articles in Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 58, which will be published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in February 2009:"Salvage of Failed Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures," by George J. Haidukewych, MDIntracapsular femoral neck fractures are common in the elderly population after a simple fall1. However, femoral neck fractures in physiologically young adults are less common2-4. These younger patients are active, have minimal medical problems, and have good bone quality. Understanding the differences between elderly, frail patients and physiologically young and active patients facilitates treatment. Characteristic differences are seen in the osseous and vascular anatomy, the mechanism of injury, the associated injuries, the fracture pattern, and the goals of treatment.
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