Hip pain in a middle aged womanBMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6129 (Published 30 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6129
- James S B Kho, radiology specialty registrar1,
- David C Howlett, radiology consultant2
- 1Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
- 2East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
- Correspondence to J Kho
A 52 year old woman with a history of breast cancer has pain in her right hip after a minor fall. What does the radiograph of her right hip (fig 1⇓) show?
The radiograph shows a pathological avulsion fracture of the lesser trochanter (fig 2⇓). There is proximal femoral lucency, which represents an underlying bone …