Hip Pelvis.  2016 Dec;28(4):264-268. 10.5371/hp.2016.28.4.264.

Femur Neck Fracture in a Young Marfan Syndrome Patient

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. slowsting3@naver.com

Abstract

Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant and could decrease bone mineral density. So patients with Marfan syndrome could vulnerable to trauma in old ages. We present the first report, to the best of our knowledge, of a rare fracture of the femoral neck with a minor traumatic history in a juvenile Marfan syndrome patient whose physis is still open. Although the patient is young, her bone mineral density was low and the geometry of femur is changed like old ages. The femur neck fracture in children is very rare and only caused by high energy trauma, we concluded that the Marfan syndrome makes the bone weaker in young age and preventative medications to avoid fractures in younger Marfan syndrome patients are necessary in early ages.

Keyword

Femur; Marfan syndrome; Femur neck fractures; Adolescent; Osteoporosis

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Bone Density
Child
Femoral Neck Fractures*
Femur Neck*
Femur*
Humans
Marfan Syndrome*
Osteoporosis
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