Step 6: Final Outcome

This lady was appropriately referred to an orthopaedic surgeon. At the time of the surgery specimens were sent which confirmed metastatic breast carcinoma. CT scan of her chest, abdomen and pelvis revealed multiple lesions in her lungs. She received chemotherapy, but unfortunately her disease is progressing, albeit slowly.


This X-ray shows the surgical fixation of her proximal femur fracture with a long stem cemented hemiarthroplasty, bypassing distal metastatic disease. This surgery has allowed her to mobilize and return to her home and live independently with her family.

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