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Diagnostic difficulties delaying treatment in a patient with fibrous dysplasia of the right femur
  1. Mohammad Al-Ashqar1,
  2. Sarah Gowlett2,
  3. Ian Baxter1
  1. 1Department of Orthopaedics, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mohammad Al-Ashqar,{at}

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A 47-year-old man was admitted to a hospital after developing acute severe right hip pain upon standing up from a kneeling position. He was unable to bear weight and had no history of recent trauma. X-rays showed suspected right neck of femur fracture in an abnormal femur.

He was noted to have a history of 6 months of right thigh pains, causing occasional antalgic gait. He had been investigated prior to his acute admission with plain X-ray radiographs, MRI and dynamic isotope …

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