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A 25-year-old male runs into a tree while going 45 mph on his motorcycle. He presents to your level 1 trauma hospital with the injuries shown in figures A through C. After closed reduction, which of the following is true with respect to treatment for this patient?
Heterotopic ossification is uncommon
Minifragment screws are sufficient for fracture fixation
Kocher-Langenbeck is the optimal surgical approach for this injury
Fragment excision leads to improved outcomes compared to open reduction and internal fixation
A 2 mm fragment step-off is considered the cut-off for non-surgical management
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A 25-year-old man sustains the injury shown in Figures A-C. What is the primary advantage of using a trochanteric flip osteotomy (TFO) in treating this injury?
It may be performed in a minimally invasive manner
It involves minimal soft tissue stripping
It leads to higher union rates
It allows the surgeon to address all sites of injury through one approach
Answers 1 and 2
Assuming the images represent isolated injuries, which of the following Figures demonstrates a Pipkin II femoral head fracture?