Inflammatory Bowel Disease, High-Dose Steroids, Osteoporosis, or an Oncological Etiology for a Pathological Femoral Neck Fracture in a Young
Adult: A Case Report
Brandon Raudenbush*, Ian Walton, Ashley Simela, Michael Retino
University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, 27100 Chardon Road, Richmond Heights OH 44143, USA
Femoral neck fractures occur in approximately 6,000 of young adults annually (ages 18-49) (1). Of these, a
high-energy traumatic event is the typical cause. Although medications and chronic diseases have been implicated as
confounding causes of hip fractures, clinicians should have a high index of suspicion for an oncologic etiology of hip
fractures occurring in young patients without an inciting traumatic event.
A case report and literature search in the English language.
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* Address correspondence to this author at the University Hospitals
Richmond Medical Center, 27100 Chardon Road, Richmond Heights OH
44143, USA; Tel: 440-585-6500; Fax: 440-585- 6141;