Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Martínez FLM, Zenteno CB, Rodríguez RS
Subtrochanteric fracture in autosomal dominant osteopetrosis type II. A case report
Acta Ortop Mex 2006; 20 (1)

Language: Espańol
References: 6
Page: 30-32
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Type II Autosomal Dominant Osteopetrosis, is a genetic condition characterized by generalized osteosclerosis with increased osteodensity caused by a defect in bone reabsortion, by aberrant osteoclast. The fragility of dense sclerotic bones may lead to an increased incidence of fractures especially of the hip and proximal femur. We present a 24 year female with osteopetrosis type II suffering a subtrochanteric fracture, managed with open reduction and a Rush nail.

Key words: Osteopetrosis, subtrochanteric fracture, osteosclerosis, osteosynthesis.


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