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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7083671, 4 pages
Case Report

Bilateral Neck of Femur Fractures in a Bilateral Below-Knee Amputee: A Unique Case

Plastic Surgery Department, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK

Received 18 August 2015; Accepted 20 December 2015

Academic Editor: Lars G. Grossterlinden

Copyright © 2016 Hannah R. Lancer 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.


According to the National Hip Fracture Database, over 64,000 patients were admitted with a hip fracture across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland in 2013, but very few are bilateral, and there are no current cases in the literature of bilateral neck of femur fractures in a patient with bilateral below-knee amputations. We present a case of a 69-year-old bilateral below-knee amputee male admitted to the emergency department with bilateral hip pain and radiological evidence of bilateral displaced neck of femur fractures. The patient subsequently underwent synchronous bilateral total hip replacements under general anaesthetic and an epidural and then went on to make a full recovery. He was discharged 27 days after arrival in hospital. Outpatient follow-up at 3 months has shown that the patient has returned to a similar level of preinjury function and is still able to carry out his daily activities with walking aids and bilateral leg prostheses.