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Open reduction capsular arthroplasty using a modified Codivilla-Hey Groves-Colonna procedure augmented with tensor fascia lata graft, supported by Ilizarov hinged external fixator in a patient with chronic traumatic posterior hip dislocation
  1. Patricio III Espinoza Dumlao1,
  2. Juanito Javier2 and
  3. Carlo Emmanuel Sumpaico2
  1. 1 Orthopedics, Philippine General Hospital, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
  2. 2 Department of Orthopedics, University of the Philippines, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
  1. Correspondence to Dr Patricio III Espinoza Dumlao, pedumlao{at}


Untreated traumatic hip dislocation is a rare condition in children. Capsular arthroplasty is a previously abandoned surgical technique in dealing with developmental dysplasia of the hips but not described in traumatic dislocations. We present a 2-year follow-up of a 7-year-old boy who sustained chronic traumatic posterior hip dislocation treated as a first case in published literature combining a modified version of the Codivilla-Hey Groves-Colonna procedure, using tensor fascia lata graft and application of a hinged Ilizarov frame. The patient is currently independent on all activities of daily living.

  • orthopaedics
  • physiotherapy (rehabilitation)

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  • Contributors PIIIED: corresponding author, main compiler of data, main editor, followed up course of patient. JJ: editor of the case, main surgeon of the case. CES: editor of the case.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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