Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.204
Revised: April 17, 2014
Accepted: May 29, 2014
Published online: July 18, 2014
Core tip: This critical analysis review provides an overview of the pathophysiology of femoral neck fractures in the young adults. Additionally, it offers recommendations to guide the orthopedic surgeon in the management of femoral neck fractures and its most common surgical complications. Few studies have reviewed this controversial subject and provided treatment guidelines.