Lipohemarthrosis - hip joint

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

MVA

Patient Data

Age: 20-25 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

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

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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