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Rare case of posterior hip dislocation caused by low-energy trauma in a boy in early adolescence: acute and long-term management–review of the literature

Abstract

The incidence of hip dislocations in teenagers caused by low-velocity trauma is a relatively rare finding and constitutes a true orthopaedic emergency. Prompt reduction is recommended to avoid long-term complications. On average, the non-weight-bearing period ranges from 4 to 6 weeks. Follow-up with radiographic imaging is necessary to evaluate for hip pathologies over time. In this paper, we will report the findings of a posterior hip dislocation in a healthy boy in early adolescence caused by a ground level fall on grass with review of the literature. Closed reduction of the right hip was performed within 4 hours of the dislocation. A 6-week non-weight-bearing period was recommended before transitioning into a 2-week period of partial weight-bearing. At 12 weeks, our patient returned to sports and had negative radiographic and clinical findings of hip pathology throughout the follow-up period.

  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Trauma

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