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Ahead of Print Issue - March 2021, Volume 15, Issue No. 1

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Subcapital Femoral Neck Tension Stress Fracture - A Rare Injury in A Child: A Case Report


Femoral neck stress fractures are rare in children. To the best of our knowledge, the tension type stress fracture has been reported only twice in the English language literature. We report on a five years follow-up of a 10-year-old boy with this injury which was initially missed. The fracture healed after screw fixation. We highlight the importance of considering stress fracture as a differential diagnosis in a child with chronic hip pain. A careful physical examination and the appropriate imaging will avoid missing the diagnosis.

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The Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year in both print and electronic online version. The purpose of this journal is to publish original research studies, evaluation of current practices and case reports in various subspecialties of orthopaedics and traumatology, as well as associated fields like basic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation medicine and nursing.

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