Stress fracture of the femoral neck as a complication of revision arthroplasty of the knee: A case report

Atalar H., Aytekin M. N., Gunay C., Yavuz O. Y.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA BELGICA, vol.74, no.3, pp.418-420, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.418-420
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Stress fracture of the femoral neck is a rare complication of total knee arthroplasty. We report a case of femoral neck fracture following revision arthroplasty of the ipsilateral knee. Contributing factors may have been the patient's osteoporosis and a period of immobilisation before the revision arthroplasty. The patient was treated successfully with hemi-arthroplasty of the hip. In patients who have undergone total knee arthroplasty, complaints of groin pain that radiates to the involved knee should alert to the possibility of a stress fracture of the femoral neck.