Atypical femoral fractures - transverse morphology at lateral cortex is a critical feature

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 08/26/2013

The primary aim was to compare the conventional Overall Fracture Morphology (OFM) with its associated angle (OFMA) and the proposed Lateral Cortical Fracture Angle (LCFA) in the assessment of fracture configuration in suspected AFFs and non–AFFs. By using a standardized and precise method in measuring the fracture angle, specifically using only the component of the lateral cortex, and limiting to truly transverse fractures i.e. between 0–300, the LCFA is a robust and accurate method to assess the fracture morphology in suspected AFFs.

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