Case Report

Apophyseal Fracture of the Greater Trochanter

Authors: DAVID M. BLOOME, MD, DAVID J. THOMPSON, MD

Abstract

ABSTRACT &NA; Apophyseal fractures about the pelvis and proximal femur are well‐described; however, these injuries rarely involve the greater trochanter. We report the case of a 15‐year‐old boy of large build who appeared to have all signs and symptoms of a left slipped capital femoral epiphysis. No specific inciting event had occurred before the hip pain. Radiographs and bone scan of the capital femoral epiphysis appeared normal, and follow‐up radiographs confirmed an apophyseal fracture of the greater trochanter. This case represented a rare occurrence, and its interesting manifestation was similar to that of a slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

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