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Bilateral Hip Fractures Associated with Transient Osteoporosis of Pregnancy
  1. Mr Surjit Lidder1,
  2. KJ Lang2,
  3. H-J Lee3,
  4. S Masterson, SpR in Trauma and Orthopaedics4 and
  5. RK Kankate, Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics5
  1. 1ST3 in Trauma and Orthopaedics, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, E1 1BB 0207 377 7000 0207 377 7302 surjitlidder{at}doctors.org.uk
  2. 2CT1 in General Medicine, Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent
  3. 3FY1in General Medicine, University College London Hospital, London
  4. 4The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London
  5. 5Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury

Abstract

A case of transient osteoporosis of pregnancy complicated by bilateral neck of femur fractures is reported. We discuss the condition and review the literature, provide information to aid in the diagnostic dilemma clinicians may face when considering imaging techniques and the potential for foetal harm during radiation exposure. We discuss management strategies in such patients.

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