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Orthopaedic Surgery


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  1. Osteonecrosis. A displaced femoral neck fracture will disrupt the blood supply to the femoral head, while an intertrochanteric hip fracture will not have the same affect on the vascular supply to the femoral head. Both fractures can be associated with DVT, decubitus ulcer, and urinary tract infection. Fracture malunion can result from both fracture patterns when treated nonoperatively.

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