Volume 4, 2018
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||18 May 2018|
Femoral neck stress fracture in a young female recruit: case report
Portuguese Army, Portugal
2 Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Hospital de Santo António, Largo Professor Abel Salazar, 4099-001 Porto, Portugal
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 25 March 2018
Introduction: Femoral neck stress fractures are uncommon and depending on their location, can be at high risk for non-union and significant morbidity. Their prevalence is higher among runners and military recruits, and women seem to be at higher risk.
Methods: A 27-year-old female, who was enrolled in military recruit, reported left side groin pain after a strenuous running exercise. Due to persistent pain an X-Ray was ordered, which revealed no signs of acute lesions. Further imaging studies with CT scan and MRI identified a compression-type femoral neck stress fracture.
Results: The patient was submitted to conservative treatment consisting of restricting from full weight-bearing. Six weeks after she initiated partial weight-bearing, becoming asymptomatic at seven months. Follow-up imaging studies revealed union of the fracture.
Discussion: This diagnosis should be considered when evaluating military and athlete populations. Early recognition of these injuries is crucial because complication and morbidity rates are high.
Key words: Femoral neck / Stress fracture / Exercise / Military / Female
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