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A low-energy femoral shaft fracture from performing a yoga posture
  1. Andrew Moriarity,
  2. Prasad Ellanti,
  3. Niall Hogan
  1. Department of Orthopaedics, St James's Hospital, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Andrew Moriarity, andrewmoriarity{at}


The femoral shaft is rarely the site of a low-energy fracture in a healthy individual. The vast majority of these fractures are due to major trauma such as motor vehicle accidents. Although low-energy femoral shaft fractures do occur, they are typically in patients with osteoporotic bone, or prosthesis related. In this case report, we present a man in his late 30s who was practising a specific yoga stance when he experienced a femoral shaft fracture.

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