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Types of hip Fractures

Intertrochanteric Fractures
Intertrochanteric Fractures

Intertrochanteric fractures are considered 1 of the 3 types of hip fractures. The anatomic site of this type of hip fracture is the proximal or upper part of the femur or thigh bone. The anatomic site of this type of hip fracture is the proximal or upper part of the femur or thigh bone.

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Intracapsular Fractures
Intracapsular Fractures

Hip Fractures: Intracapsular Neck of Femur Fractures ­­ Definition of an intracapsular neck of femur fracture (#NOF) Intracapsular neck of femur fractures (#NOF) occur within the capsule of the hip joint; The blood supply to femoral head travels in a retrograde direction via the capsule.

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