What is it?
A subcapital fracture is one of the common types of intracapsular fractures of the femur. These fractures occur at the top level of the femur within a soft-tissue capsule envelope containing lubricant and fluid necessary for the hip joint to move properly. Subcapital fracture surgery is designed to treat this type of fracture where the neck of the femur joins the head.
How is it Performed?
These fractures are typically performed, but not limited to, the use of a single compression hip screw or the repairing of the fracture using a number of screws. Another method of surgery is to perform a total hip replacement.