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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016, Article ID 9348032, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9348032
Case Report

Lesser Trochanter Migration following Intramedullary Fixation of an Intertrochanteric Femur Fracture

1Department of Orthopedics, Ospedale di Luino, 21016 Luino, Italy
2Department of Orthopedics-Limb Lengthening & Complex Reconstruction, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 10021, USA

Received 21 October 2015; Accepted 7 February 2016

Academic Editor: Stamatios A. Papadakis

Copyright © 2016 Carlo Montoli 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.

Abstract

Intertrochanteric femur fractures are commonly observed in the elderly and may be associated with a complete fracture of the lesser trochanter in over 50% of cases. The migration of the lesser trochanter secondary to the psoas muscle contracture is a rare event. This case report presents a rare case of sudden groin pain three-week status after intramedullary fixation of a intertrochanteric femur fracture.