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Fracture of the Month—NO 53
November 30, 1964

Multiple Pseudofractures

JAMA. 1964;190(9):842-844. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070220048011
Abstract

Dr. Harris: A 47-year-old married housewife was admitted to the hospital with the chief complaint of difficulty in walking. This problem had been present for about two years and was increasing in severity. The patient was born in this country of Italian parents and, as far as she knew, had had no difficulty in childhood. She had been short in stature throughout her life. When she was in the seventh and eighth grades, she recalls, she was the shortest child in her class. Her menstrual periods began at the age of 16 and ceased at the age of 28 without hot flashes.

Approximately two years before admission, she began to notice that when she stood after sitting for any length of time she would have difficulty beginning her gait. After she had taken a few steps, walking produced no particular pain. She also noticed that she was developing a waddling

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