Neck Thinning? What causes Femoral Neck Thinning?

From Derek McMinn, M.D.

What are the causes of Femoral Neck Thinning?

The three main causes of neck thinning are

  • A vascular insult to the femoral neck such as failure to use vent or stripping soft tissue of the femoral neck.
  • Excess wear debris such as from edge wear of the cup. 
  • The 3rd cause of neck thinning is deep infection although I hope this would have already been excluded in the work-up.