Incidental hip fracture in an outpatient clinic: The importance of patient-centred assessment

Lloyd David Hughes, Gavin Love

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    Abstract

    Although many patients presenting with hip fractures have classic symptoms, other patients may present atypically with referred knee pain and reasonably unremarkable clinical examination following initial presentation. Older patients commonly have comorbid conditions such as arthritis, stroke and dementia that can complicate history and examination, making the diagnosis of subtle fractures difficult. Multimorbidity represents an important diagnostic challenge to both primary and secondary care. This case study discusses a 90-year-old lady who was found to have an old right neck of femur fracture after attendance at an geriatric outpatient clinic for a discussion about anticoagulation, after GP referral.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)176-178
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Primary Health Care
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2018

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