Apophyseal Fracture of the Greater Trochanter
AbstractApophyseal 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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