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Joel David

, Anne Miller

, Anushka Soni

, and Lyn Williamson

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date: 20 August 2019

A 76-year-old widow presented to the Emergency Department with a mid-shaft right femoral fracture after a low-impact fall outside a supermarket. She had a past history of ischaemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, intermittent claudication, and mechanical right knee pain. She had been reviewed in rheumatology outpatients 3 months prior to admission for investigation of a painful swollen right elbow. She lived alone and had moved from County Durham where her husband had been a coal miner. Her usual medication included aspirin, bendroflumethiazide, and simvastatin.

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