MCQ – 88647


An 80-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department for left hip pain 30 minutes after she fell while walking around in her room. Examination shows left groin tenderness. The range of motion of the left hip is limited because of pain. An x-ray of the hip shows a linear fracture of the left femoral neck with slight posterior displacement of the femur. Which of the following arteries was most likely damaged in the patient’s fall?

A. Deep circumflex iliac artery


Medial circumflex femoral artery


Lateral femoral circumflex artery


Deep femoral artery

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