Hip fracture in a pregnant woman

Ugeskr Laeger. 2022 Oct 24;184(43):V05220334.
[Article in Danish]


In this case report a 37-year-old women, 38 weeks and four days pregnant, presented with an occult hip fracture. Before surgery, it was important to investigate the nature of the fracture as the treatment differed accordingly. The patient was investigated with MRI and following acute caesarean section a PET-CT scan was performed with no proof of malignancy. An undetectable low level of vitamin D and the pathology report determined the cause of the fracture to be transient osteoporosis of pregnancy. The patient received a total hip arthroplasty and was referred to further treatment at a department of endocrinology.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cesarean Section
  • Female
  • Hip Fractures* / diagnostic imaging
  • Hip Fractures* / etiology
  • Hip Fractures* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Osteoporosis*
  • Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnant Women