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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013, Article ID 313289, 3 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Complication in Osteonecrosis of Femoral Head: A Case Report

Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Madras Medical College, Chennai 600003, India

Received 20 November 2012; Accepted 2 January 2013

Academic Editors: K. Erler and A. Nehme

Copyright © 2013 Singaravadivelu Vaidyanathan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of fracture of femoral head occurring in the setting of underlying osteonecrosis following a low-energy trauma in a middle-aged male. Patient also has underlying pelvic pathology from a previous trauma. The possible mechanism of injury is discussed. Extensive literature search reveals that this is the first report of a fracture in an osteonecrotic femoral head.