Pipkin classification

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The Pipkin classification is a system of categorizing femoral head hip fractures based on the fracture pattern.[1]

Classification

Type Description
I Fracture below the fovea; not involving weight-bearing surface of the head
II Fracture above the fovea; involving weight-bearing surface of the head
III Type I or II fracture with associated femoral neck fracture
IV Type I or II fracture with associated acetabulum fracture

See also

References

  1. ^ Pipkin, G. (October 1957). "Treatment of grade IV fracture-dislocation of the hip". The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume. 39-A (5): 1027–1042 passim. ISSN 0021-9355. PMID 13475403.
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