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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014, Article ID 312712, 3 pages
Case Report

Bilateral Pseudarthrosis of the Femoral Neck in a 25-Year-Old Male with Hereditary Hypophosphatemic Rickets

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Langenbeckstraße 1, 55131 Mainz, Germany

Received 29 March 2014; Accepted 7 May 2014; Published 15 May 2014

Academic Editor: Lars G. Grossterlinden

Copyright © 2014 Joris Anthonissen 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.


Hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets (HHR) is a rare disorder of renal phosphate wasting and the most common form of heritable rickets. Here, we report a case of an active 25-year-old male with HHR showing atraumatic bilateral femoral neck pseudarthrosis after 4 years of consecutive knee pain. A conservative therapy was administered, taking into account both the risks of surgical treatment and the little impairment even in the sport activities which the patient experienced.