Traumatic Posterior Dislocation of The Hip in A 3 Year-old Child
Murat Zumrut 1 * , Murat Ayan 2
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1 Numune Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics, Konya, Turkey
2 Gaziosmanpasa University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Tokat, Turkey
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Traumatic hip dislocation in children is an uncommon injury and constitutes an orthopaedic emergency. The case we present is a 3 year-old girl who dislocated her right hip posteriorly after her brother fell on her. The hip was promptly reduced with gentle manipulation and was immobilized with hip spica cast for 3 weeks. After removing the cast, protected weight-bearing was allowed for 3 weeks. Review at 6 months revealed normal examination and no evidence of avascular necrosis on radiograph. Most children have an excellent outcome after this injury. Avascular necrosis is a well-known and catastrophic complication of traumatic dislocation of the hip in children. Urgent reduction of the hip within 6 hours of injury reduces the risk of avascular necrosis.


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Article Type: Case Report

Eur J Gen Med, 2014 - Volume 11 Issue 2, pp. 123-125

Publication date: 15 Apr 2014

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