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A 62-year-old woman presents to an urgent care center with severe left hip pain that began several hours earlier after a motor vehicle accident. She was the driver, and she was wearing a seat belt. Her car’s driver-side air bag deployed when her car, moving at about 35 miles per hour, rear-ended a stopped car. She refused to be transported from the accident scene by emergency medical services for treatment because her only issue was hip pain She had worked as a personal trainer and thus she is in good physical shape, so she was able to hop into the car of a friend who had been driving behind her, leaving her own car to be towed. She stated that she had not wanted to pay for emergency transportation and medical care, but the longer she had waited at home, the more severe the pain became, so she had her friend drive her to the urgent care center.

View the image taken (Figure 1) and consider what your diagnosis would be.
View the image taken (Figure 1) and consider what your diagnosis would be.

Severe Hip Pain After a Motor Vehicle Accident
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