Traumatic dislocation of the hip in an 18-month child: A case report and review of literature

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Azam Taheri 1 , Kourosh Shahraki 2 , *

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1 Dept of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan. Iran

2 Clinical Research Development Center, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Zahedan. Iran

How to Cite: Taheri A, Shahraki K . Traumatic dislocation of the hip in an 18-month child: A case report and review of literature , Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2008 ; 10(3):e94511.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 10 (3); e94511
Published Online: August 27, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 07, 2007
Accepted: July 12, 2008

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Abstract

Traumatic dislocation of the hip joint in children is an uncommon injury and is considered as an
orthopedic emergency. In children, it can occur as a result of minimal trauma, which is attributed
to a soft pliable acetabulum and ligamentous laxity. In skeletally mature adolescents, a greater
force is required to dislocate the hip joint. Delayed reduction will result in long-term complications
such as avascular necrosis and degenerative arthritis. Avascular necrosis is related to the duration
of dislocation. A poorer prognosis is associated with delay in reduction beyond 6 hours, advanced
skeletal maturity, or multiple traumas. We report a 18-month child with traumatic dislocation of hip
that was reduced within 6 hours of occurrence. The follow up visit after 1 year revealed normal
physical examination and no evidence of any post-traumatic changes were noted.. Post-reduction
treatment remains without a consensus.

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Traumatic dislocation Hip Child

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