Hip lipohemarthrosis

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking



Patient Data

Age: 20-25 years
Gender: Male

Posterior dislocation of the left hip with a lipohemarthrosis and layering of blood products in the joint space. There was an associated posterior acetabular margin fracture displaced laterally and posteriorly.


Initial trauma PXR

Pelvic binder encircles the patient.

Left hip dislocation and associated acetabular margin fracture displaced proximally and laterally. Comminuted intra-articular fracture of the right acetabulum extending superiorly into the iliac wing. Possible widening of the right SIJ.

Case Discussion

Nice example of a lipohemarthrosis in the hip, more commonly seen in the knee.

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Case information

rID: 48719
Published: 20th Oct 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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