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A very rare case with neglected hip dislocation coexisted with posterior acetabular lip fracture

Author(s): Vedat Uruç | Samet Karabulut

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 228;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Neglect | children | traumatic hip dislocation

Neglected hip dislocation is a rare situation among children. The coexistence of acetabulum fracture is less common. The result of treatment depends on the time of diagnosis. Early treatment is mandatory in such cases. Seven years old female brought to our outpatient clinic with the complaints of right hip pain and walking difficulty. Her parents said that she had fallen from a horse one month ago. X-ray and CT showed a posterior dislocation of her right hip and a fracture on her right posterior acetabular lip. We performed an open reduction via posterior approach. Because the hip was unstable we fixed the femoral head to the acetabulum by a Kirshner wire. Pelvipedal cast was applied after the operation for 6 weeks. After 6 months avascular necrosis (AVN) developed on her right femoral head, the range of motion (ROM) of the hip was restricted and she had minimal pain on her right hip. J Clin Exp Invest 2011;2(2):228-31
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