Hip dislocation - posterior

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

MVA.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Dislocation of the left femoral head, lateral and slightly superior relative to the acetabulum. No associated fracture. Pelvis is intact. SI joints and pubic symphysis are normally aligned.

Case Discussion

The trauma CT confirmed posterior dislocation of the left hip, which was reduced in the emergency department.

Posterior hip dislocations are far more common than anterior dislocations and are usually the result of MVAs. Most are associated with acetabular fractures, unlike this case.

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Case information

rID: 63031
Published: 11th Sep 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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