Hip dislocation: inferior

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


Road traffic accident.

Patient Data

Age: 27 years
Gender: Female

Inferior dislocation of the left femoral head. Fallopian tube occlusion rings noted.


Left inferior hip dislocation with subtle indentation of the superior surface of femoral head by the anterolateral margin of obturator foramen.

No fracture of acetabulum.

Case Discussion

The patient underwent closed reduction. Hip dislocation is a relatively rare entity and may be congenital or acquired. There are numerous patterns of dislocation:

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Case information

rID: 37645
Case created: 16th Jun 2015
Last edited: 11th Nov 2016
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