Bilateral hip fractures associated with transient osteoporosis of pregnancy

J R Army Med Corps. 2011 Jun;157(2):176-8. doi: 10.1136/jramc-157-02-10.


A case of transient osteoporosis of pregnancy complicated by bilateral neck of femur fractures is reported. We discuss the condition and review the literature, provide information to aid in the diagnostic dilemma clinicians may face when considering imaging techniques and the potential for foetal harm during radiation exposure. We discuss management strategies in such patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Femoral Neck Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Femoral Neck Fractures / etiology*
  • Femoral Neck Fractures / surgery
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Humans
  • Osteoporosis / complications*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Third
  • Radiography